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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

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Address: Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
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+974 4402 8855
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Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture...

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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Has some amazing collections of temporary and permanent exhibits. A bit out of the way and the inhouse cafe is in need of some boosting of menu but the collections are interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable visit. Welcomed by the staff on the desk who told us about the museum and its ethos. The interior is all while which show cases the art perfectly. Unfortunately the café lets it down. Some great sculptures and seating area outside. We got a turquoise taxi to it from our hotel (cost about £7 from middle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The receptionist, a very nice young man, originally from Syria, told us that there was no other museum with the same mission as this one: to show modern and contemporary Arab art to the world. We were most impressed by the permanent collection, and the two temporary exhibitions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with my family and had a fun time touring the building and seeing the works of contemporary Arab artists. The guy at the reception desk for extremely nice and helpful and gave us a little history on the building and collection. The artwork displayed was nice and very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel very glad I had the opportunity to visit this museum. It is modern and well organized. The themes of most of the exhibitions were related to today's topics of world politics, showing that Qatar people's interest extends beyond its borders.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Within the Education City of the Qatar Foundation, this is a small museum with a collection of the work of modern arab artists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Beside the fact that they have an excellent collection of Arab Modern Art in the 20th Century. You need to visit Dia Al Azzawi retrospective which his happening till mid April 2017- A must

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Has some amazing collections of temporary and permanent exhibits. A bit out of the way and the inhouse cafe is in need of some boosting of menu but the collections are interesting enough (if you are an art lover) to keep you entertained for couple of hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting! I saw Al-Azzawi retrospective: great artist, really. The mission and focus of the Museum is on the local artist and art. I think Al-Azzawi is the best artist presented in the Museum. My vote is 4 instead 5 because I didn't appreciate the curatorship. I noted a lack of path into the Exhibition both for the temporary and for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

beautiful space, attended a great extensive exhibition for an artist called Dia Azzawi. The curation is nice and tasteful as well as the building itself. Cafe is sad, and please don't order coffee.

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