Mathaf Collection, Summary, Part 2

Tuesday 12 September 2017 – Sunday 31 December 2017 Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Education City, Doha, Qatar

Under the visionary guidance of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums cordially invites you to attend the press preview of “Mathaf Collection, Summary, Part 2.” Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha will officially re-open its doors with a major update in its permanent collection galleries. The exhibition, titled “Mathaf Collection, Summary, Part 2,” will present a new interpretation of the museum’s extensive collection, bringing together landmark artists from around the region and pivotal works that redefine modern and contemporary art practices and historical narratives.

As part of the update, Mathaf will also present two Focus exhibitions with works from the Mathaf Collection. One of the Focus galleries showcases Iraqi artist Ismail Azzam’s tribute to 15 prominent Arab artists and intellectuals, while another displays a poignant series of portraits titled “Our House is on Fire” by Iranian photographer Shirin Neshat, which tells their own personal stories of struggle.

Mathaf will also showcase two extensive research exhibitions. The first is dedicated to Iraqi artist Shakir Hassan Al Said (1925-2004), looking at his work from the early 1950s to the late 1990s. The second exhibition is a study of the life and work of Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi during the decade of the 1960s.

Opening times:

  • Saturday – Thursday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday is closed
  • Friday 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All events are accurate at the time of publication, please double check with the event organiser for more information and updates.