Art to spark debate

This venue in front of MIA Park hosts exhibitions that get people talking.

With a diverse schedule of exhibitions and a vast space, Al Riwaq will always surprise you. The space also hosts temporary exhibitions by museums in our network that are yet to open.

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Shows from the past few years include:

Here There (2015)
Exploring the environmental, cultural and social experiences of life in Qatar and Brazil through the eyes of each country’s most promising and talented young artists, the exhibition was part of the Qatar-Brazil 2014 Year of Culture and included work from 42 Qatari and Brazilian artists.

Relics by Damien Hirst (2013)
Through a public debate and city-wide marketing, local audiences were invited to give personal reactions to infamous pieces.

Ego, by Takashi Murakami (2012)
With work in commercial fields like fashion and merchandise, he blurs the lines between high and low art. Cartoon-like explosions of colour speak to young and old, connoisseur and amateur alike.

Mal Lawal (2012)
This featured works by Qatari artists and objects from local collections, personally displayed by residents.

We try to learn who our audience is, where we can do better, and how we can reach even more people
Jean Paul Engelen, QM Director of Public Art

Opening Hours

QM Gallery Al Riwaq is open daily except Tuesdays: 

  • Sunday 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Monday 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday   10:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday  12:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Our Blog

12 January 2016


As a part of Tuymans' Intolerance exhibition, Qatar’s creative community were challenged to express their views of world events though art. Here are the winning pieces.

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1 February 2016

New art at the Airport

We've recently installed two new permanent pieces which are now on display for passengers and visitors to enjoy at the airport.

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8 March 2016

'What About the Art' is coming soon

Preparations are well underway for the opening of a major exhibition from 15 contemporary Chinese artists curated by internationally acclaimed New York based Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. 

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