Museum of Islamic Art Opens Calligraphy Exhibition by Mohamed Zakariya

A series of new calligraphy works by renowned Muslim American calligrapher Mohammad Zakariya are now on display on the 4th floor of the Museum of Islamic Art starting today until 10 January 2012. The exhibition titled “An Eloquent Eye: Recent Works by Mohamed Zakariya” reveals the beauty of Arabic calligraphy through Qur’anic verses, poetry and proverbs.

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The QMA Unveils “Maman” Sculpture at Qatar National Convention Center

A new sculpture by world-renowned contemporary American artist Louise Bourgeois has been unveiled at the Qatar National Convention Center on the grounds of Qatar Foundation. The sculpture, named “Maman”, is a large spider that will occupy a central location in the upcoming convention center scheduled to officially open next December.

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Join “Capture the Essence of Qatar” Photography Competition and Earn 20.000 Riyals!

Capture the Essence of Qatar” is a juried photography competition and exhibition allowing you to showcase your very best creative and imaginative images of Qatar in digital photography.

This is a golden opportunity to display your image in one of the most important locations in the city with a huge potential for public viewing every day!

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“The Desert of Forbidden Art” At The Orientalist Museum

The Orientalist Museum presents “The Desert of Forbidden Art”, a film about the suffering of artists in the former Soviet Union, and the struggle of Igor Savitsky to rescue 40,000 fellow artists’ works and create a museum in Nukus in Uzbekistan’s desert.

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Join The Monumental Gunpowder Drawings for Mathaf

Commissioned by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art for a solo exhibition opening in December, the artist Cai Guo-Qiang will collaborate with local volunteers to produce a series of drawings rendered by igniting gunpowder. The entire process will be open for public viewing from October 22 – October 26 at Al Riwaq, the special exhibitions hall located next to the Museum of Islamic Art.

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Murakami – Ego, A New Exhibition by Japanese Artist Takashi Murakami

Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is proud to announce a new major exhibition by Takashi Murakami, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East. Murakami – Ego will be on view from February 9 to June 24, 2012 in the Al-Riwaq exhibition hall, located on the grounds of the Museum of Islamic Art on Doha’s Corniche. The exhibition will immerse visitors in a fantasy world conceived by the renowned Japanese artist, capturing the way Murakami channels the ecstasy and anxiety of contemporary culture.

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Arab Games Exhibition opens at QMA Gallery in Katara

Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is organizing the Arab Games Exhibition, which will open to the public from October 5th – December 23rd, 2011, at the QMA Gallery in Katara. The exhibit coincides with Arab Games Doha 2011 – the 12th version of the Arab Games, which will be held in Qatar from December 9th – 23rd, 2011. The exhibition is an effort of the Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum at QMA, supported by its partners Qatar Olympic Committee and Egyptian Olympic Committee.

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