Mathaf : Musée D’art Moderne

Mathaf : Musée D’art Moderne

Mathaf : Musée D’art Moderne
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Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in Doha December 2010. Located near Education City, the museum is home to a permanent collection offering a unique and comprehensive overview of modern Arab art, and is poised to become a vital centre for dialogue and scholarship in the region.
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Boothtel
Doha, Qatar200 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I visited the Gallery a few weeks ago and enjoyed the art work and exhibits. However the visit was totally spoilt by the intrusive security that patrolled the gallery. We were constantly followed around the halls and had security guards sometimes stading only a few meters away from us staring at us. I did confront the guard but nothing changed, the guard even peaking from around pillars and corners to spy on us. Very very unpleasant. This caused us to leave early. Then when waiting in the lobby for our taxi to leave I took a few photos in the entrance area. A different security guard then came to me and said I could not take photos of half of the lobby but one half was OK to. There were no "no photo" signs on display. Again a heavy handed and draconian encounter with both of these incidents totally ruining our experience. I will not return and have advised others the same.
Written 26 July 2021
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Intouchable
Winnipeg, Canada153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This museum is a little off the beaten path from Central Doha, but is well worth the time and effort if you love art. Accessible by public transport if you have the time, or by taxi/Uber if in a rush, the museum is very modest in appearance from the outside and spartan in furnishings inside. However, the collections are world class and feature works of art that you wouldn’t see in typical museums in Europe or the Americas. The permanent collection was interesting and provocative, as was the temporary show on the art world in Beirut before the war. There was even an exhibition of photographs entitled “I am the traveler and also the road” by various young artists that was also worth seeing. All and all, a great experience, but with few places to sit or rest, and suffering from inadequate lighting here and there.
Written 13 May 2023
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Tea_Seasea
Doha, Qatar423 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Arab museum

Whilst they clearly stated on their website that the museum is open, it was closed when we visited. Also, the building was undergoing some renovations at the time. This organization needs to update their website accordingly.
Written 11 August 2021
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VinnieLondon
London, UK12,800 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Gallery is located in education city area..only 20 minutes from Doha and connected by the metro service with connecting tram to the museum. It’s not a large gallery but very well presented and a great showcase for Arab artists. The current Kader Attia exhibition is very interesting and well worth a visit for this alone.
Written 11 March 2022
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Eduardo Y
Sao Paulo, SP372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Interesting museum of Arab modern and contemporary art. Three floors, many different installations. During the World Cup the main exhibitions were:
- Almaha Almaadeed: Inspired by the Land
- Taysir Batniji (1966 Gaza): No Condition is Permanent
- Rubaiyat Qatar: One Tiger or Another
And from galleries 8 to 12, the permanent exhibitions.
Also some outdoor installations, including an Annex dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, called Majaz.
Written 26 February 2023
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Aubrey Weisenhorn
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Mathaf Museum of Modern Art in Qatar is seriously cool. It's like a treasure trove of modern art, with funky sculptures and colorful paintings. You'll feel like you're in an art wonderland. If you're into creativity and culture, this place is a must-visit in Qatar. 🎨🏛️🇶🇦
Written 26 August 2023
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Blommekind
Cape Town Central, South Africa76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
The permanent collection has a few interesting pieces, but overall not worth the trip out. Rather make sure there is a special exhibition on to make it more worthwhile.
The entrance is very difficult to find. Uber struggled and got lost.
Written 6 March 2021
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andystenton
Glasgow, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Great space for some fascinating exhibitions. The latest - a spectacular celebration of Nigerian artist and sculptor Anatsui. Huge wall hangings comprising crushed bottle caps; multi-panelled wood reliefs; and trays used by Ghanaian traders transformed with abstract designs scorched on the wood. Go see...
Written 9 January 2020
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Antonis S
Qatar41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Mathaf museum of modern art has many of temporary or permanent exhibitions to visit all year long.
Some of them require a ticket, some other not!
Sculptures at the outside area are really nice!
Written 15 February 2017
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Yosra K
Cairo, Egypt371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
I am a regular visitor at Mathaf always on the lookout for their new exhibitions on the ground floor. The management and curators do an excellent job of bringing unique pieces of art that resonate with the region's complex history, people and cultures.
As others have mentioned, it is not so easy to get to the museum due to all the construction in the area. Either go with someone who knows their way or check out the free bus service shuttling to and from the Museum of Islamic Art on the corniche.
With the exception of exhibition launch nights and special open days, my experience has been that the place tends to be empty with a max of 10 visitors at any given time. Gives you ample time to absorb the art without disruption but being overly quiet does tend to detract from the overall experience.
Small boutique gift shop and cafe by the entrance are stocked but with the bare minimum required to keep them looking "normal".
Written 3 February 2015
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