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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

Address: Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4402 8855
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Ranked #13 of 27 Attractions in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Mathaf ('museum' in Arabic) is a new institution dedicated to Arab culture and creativity opened in...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Pevensey, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Not very interesting . Shame as it's a lovely new building .Had coffee afterwards and service very poor , young lad very slow and didn't seem well trained .Really not much to see overall .

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It took me longer to find it than to visit it. Construction all around and no directional signage. This is probably why few people in Doha seem to know it. Signage inside also poor. Reasonable collection of artwork but plenty of empty space. It would be interesting to visit it again in few years when the surrounding construction has been... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I like very easy to reach there and only one matter some time we can't get more information.Lot of old art and encient things are kept in museum and we can get more knowlede about previous life style

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Doha, Qatar
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148 reviews 148 reviews
78 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Modern art is still grwoing in the middle east , i see this museme as a starting point, it encourages others to followe. Saying so,the management needs to publise it more as its not yet known as an attraction of Doha.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Contemporary art exhibitions, inspiring art by Arab women from around the globe (a needed an noble pursuit) , artist involvement in each exhibition, great place to bring college students for some much-needed inspiration.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Mathaf is an interesting building in the middle of the building site that once will be Education city. Almost impossible to find, no wonder that few visitors are to be seen, even if there is a free shuttle bus from the MIA. Good for those with a special interest for modern art. When Education city is finished, more people will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I combined a visit to the Museum of Islsmic Art (MIA) with a visit to MUTHAF. The building and grounds are lovely. I am not really a great fan of all modern art (paintings) so I did not go expecting to be wowed it was worth the visit. I stayed for just over an hour and enjoyed my time and... More 

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Dorrigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Saw a collection by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat titled afterwards.She has used elements from mythology,history,social events,emotions and personal life experiences. She looks at the connection between ancient history and the politics of the present in visual portraits that employ photography, calligraphy and poetry and also filmmaking tecniques in a very moving collection.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lost in the middle of nowhere close to the Universities and Conference Center, it is a NIGHTMARE to reach with taxi. Nobody knows where it is and the way there took us 45 minutes...and then we arrives the galleries were closed for installation, the coffeeshop closed for renovation, just three painting in the main entrance to see...I called one hour... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Difficult to find, in the middle of a building site, no signs - all this makes for a tricky adventure - so... until this is all sorted, I recommend that one should only go when there is an exhibition. The actual building is incredible and most certainly a first among equals at Education City, however, the permanent collection lacks curating.... More 

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