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Posted On: 4 July 2017 12:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

The Top 5 museum exhibits to visit this summer!

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Are you a fan of culture, art and heritage? Why not engage with some of the latest art exhibitions at museums around Qatar? Catch up on your cultural knowledge and see what’s hot on the art scene with the top 5 museum exhibitions in Qatar this summer!

First up, is the Qatar Museums Fire Station: Artist in Residence programme, that allows a number of artists to showcase their skills and passion to the community, the media and collectors. In the exhibition are displayed works from ten Qatari artists. The artworks include paintings, photography, video, design, poetry, and much more. A lot of the work is inspired by the culture, heritage and environment of Qatar.

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The second hot spot for art this summer, is the "Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India" exhibit.

This exhibition shows the connection between three major dynasties from the early modern period in Islamic art: The Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman dynasties. Carpets are the prominent medium of this exhibit, but ceramics, metalwork and manuscripts are also used to illustrate the historical and artistic context of the time, by building upon earlier Islamic tradition and foreign artistic influences. The exhibit has been open at the Museum of Islamic Art since March, and will be open to viewing until January next year! Drop by the museum and check it out to brush up on your history!

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Another unique exhibit you can visit, is the "Skate Girls of Kabul" series at Katara.

In this exhibit, award winning photographer, Jessica Fulford-Dobson will be presenting a series of her portraits taken of young Afghan girls who have taken up skateboarding in Kabul. Skateistan, an Afghan charity makes skate parks as a way of getting kids back into the education system. The series of portraits has previously been displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in London and brings to life the joyous, colorful and full of life spirit of these young, beautiful girls to life.

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The museum exhibit will open at the Qatar Museums Gallery in Katara on July 20, and will be open to view until October 21. So you’ve got all summer and more to give it a visit!

One of the most relevant exhibits nowadays is the "Tamim, the Glorious" exhibit of work by Ahmed Al Maadheed at the W Doha Hotel and Residences.

Visit the Tamim, the Glorious exhibit at the W Doha Hotel and Residences and get a chance to see the artist who gained international recognition and fame due to his artwork. His most recent success came because of a sketch he made of His Highness, the Emir of Qatar. The image has gone viral all over the Internet and is also being displayed on buildings, in malls and on cars all around the country. At the exhibit, you can view a lot more of his incredible artwork created in his unique style. The exhibit will be open for display until September 10, so if you’ve been wondering who’s behind the nationwide phenomenon, and would like to see more by him, make sure to check it out.


Last, but not least is the "Powder and Damask: Islamic Arms and Armour" exhibit at the Museum of Islamic Art.

Enjoy a showcase of Islamic arms and armour from the exclusive collection of Fadel Al-Mansoori. Objects on display include items ranging from the 17th to the 19th century, that were produced mainly in Turkey, Iran and India. The exhibit considers the weapons to be more than just objects, but works of art, appreciated by many a sultan and high-ranking members of society. The exhibition will open on August 27 at the Museum of Islamic Art and will continue until May 12, 2018.

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For more information about the above exhibits, you can visit the Qatar Museums websiteand the W Doha Hotel and Residences website.

What kind of exhibits are you interested in? Do you plan to visit a museum in Qatar this summer? Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to give us a like and a share!