Qatar Museums (QM) and Hamad International Airport (HIA) have added a number of renowned pieces of public art to the collection currently on display and enjoyed by passengers travelling through HIA.
Two new pieces have been installed by QM for passengers and visitors to experience at Qatar’s airport: “Al Koora”, created by volunteers from Qatari-based non-profit organisation Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) in collaboration with Qatari artists, and “Desert Horse”, a unique and striking sculpture by acclaimed Qatari artist Ali Hassan. This is Hassan’s third piece of art that now has a permanent home at HIA.
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The new pieces of public art will join the growing collection of paintings, sculptures and installations by local and international artists at the airport. Currently on show at the airport are works by four Qatari artists including Amal Al Raban, Ali Hassan, Mubarak Al Malik and Salman Al Malik, all displayed in the Oryx and Al Maha lounges.
Public Art is a central programme in QM’s mission to push the boundaries of the traditional museum model and to offer cultural experiences in public spaces. The art installed at Hamad International Airport supports this goal as well as the pillars of Qatar’s National Vision 2030 including education and engagement with Qatari society.