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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

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Address: Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
Phone Number: +974 4402 8855
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Description: 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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I visited on March 1, 2015. Permanent collection has some very interesting powerful works. I was most interested in the pieces from the 1950s and 60's. I enjoyed the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I visited on March 1, 2015. Permanent collection has some very interesting powerful works. I was most interested in the pieces from the 1950s and 60's. I enjoyed the visit.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This museum is right out of the city and has a permanent exhibition of Arabic art from the last 100 years or so. Slightly odd location in the middle of lots of building work, very quiet inside. Interesting exhibits and they give out a little booklet with pictures of all the art inside. It would have been useful to have... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautiful architecture, very well presented. A great Arab museum, with lots of history. Luckily not many people around, so it was pleasant and quiet.

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Cairo, Egypt
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I am a regular visitor at Mathaf always on the lookout for their new exhibitions on the ground floor. The management and curators do an excellent job of bringing unique pieces of art that resonate with the region's complex history, people and cultures. As others have mentioned, it is not so easy to get to the museum due to all... More 

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Pevensey, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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86 helpful votes 86 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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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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