A Falcon’s Eye: Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani
April 17, 2020 – January 02, 2021
Celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of one of Qatar' greatest collectors who was largely responsible for laying the foundation for Qatar Museum's world class collections. The exhibition showcases more than 300 outstanding art works from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) "cabinet of curiosities" reflecting Sheikh Saoud's fascination with both natural history and the art world.
Sheikh Saud with the beira antelope By Richard Avedon Doha, 2000 80 x 100 cm Gelatin silver print Collection of Sheikh Saud bin Muhammad Foundation, Qatar