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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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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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Lovely museum

Really enjoyed my time in this place was really impressive and enjoyable. There are certain parts of this place that have not been opened yet

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my time in this place was really impressive and enjoyable. There are certain parts of this place that have not been opened yet

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to see modern artworks that exhibits the culture of some great Arab roots. The artists came from different places and was able to successfully share their sight and perspective of what is the culture to them. Place is situated inside the Qatar Foundation which is still under construction makibg it hard to find however, shuttles were also... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the trip for the dedicated art visitor but not an easy location to find. There is a cultural bus that goes between the Museum of Islamic Art and Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art. The openings are well attended. Education program with workshops and lectures are on-going throughout the year. The collection is on exhibition. A gift... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This was far from city center, and hard to find,but we were interested to see what modern art they have on display. It had some history and a small permanent collection. It wasn't what we expected because Qatar is known as a big buyer in the contemporary art market. The things in this collection seemed maybe a little dated. There... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Mathraf isnt easy to get to, but I'm so glad that I made the effort. The permanent exhibition is fascinating and the works quite varied. There are often solo exhibitions featuring artists in the permanent collection. Mathraf's gift store is also full of interesting pieces that you wouldn't see elsewhere. Tip: There is a lot of construction occurring around the... More 

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Ad Dawha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This out of the way art museum is worth a visit despite being a little hard. It has a small permanent collection as well as a timeline of the history of Qatar. The exhibition was very interesting and gave a different light to Turkey and the time of the Crusades.

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Thank Lydia B
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is the biggest contemporary art collectino of the Arab countries. It is a superb museum with a fantastic library - see the walls made of books...and a small but well stocked museum shop

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Limited collection of art, which is really hard to access given the out of way location of the museum....Tossup whether it is worth a visit or not...

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Mathaf Museum of Modern Art is a gorgeous museum showcasing spectacular sculpture, paintings and installations. I was most taken by their sculpture collection especially the pieces in the forecourt. It's a wee bit far and hard to find but a worthwhile trip. Also has a nice cafe attached and a very uniquely stocked gift shop.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The pink bus between MIA and Mathaf is so convenient and free. Mathaf holds different exhibitions and all of them have been worthwhile. Its a must see.

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