Culture & Religion

Family Friday at Mathaf

Woman wirh a sewing machine Looking ahead to the weekend is a favourite occupation for everyone and for school children in particular. Keeping them occupied can be a costly business but the ‘Family Fridays’ at Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art provide free creativity and fun for the whole family. With many relatives and friends here for the festive season, end the week with a great opportunity to see a side of Arab culture not readily accessible outside the Middle East and enjoy it as often as you like thereafter.

4:00 – 5:00 pm  Explore and discuss specific artworks with your family inside the galleries followed by a short sketching activity for children. Activities are conducted in English and Arabic.
5:00 – 5:30 pm Art making in the studio and Mathaf discovery games.

Where      Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

When       Every Friday

Timing      4:00 – 5:30pm     The Museum is open to the public from  3:00 pm to 9:pm on Friday

Admission Free

Mathaf is located off the Al Luqta Street roundabout just after Qatar Foundation’s main campus when travelling in the direction of Al Sheehaniya and it is signposted.

Present Exhibitions
Tea With Nefertiti
– journeys of specific objects over time – from the artists’ studio, to the museum and into public discourse, with particular reference to Egyptian collections.
Forever Now 
– understanding the work of five seminal artists with exhibits from the permanent collection.
Mathaf Student Art Exhibition ‘Transform’ contains work from a competition open to K–12 schoolchildren in Qatar.

Tea With Nefertiti


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