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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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The sterility of this museum was a bit lost on me, but maybe it's to highlight the art. I very much enjoyed my tour, but I was a bit offput by the multitude of security guards. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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Doha, Qatar
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

They've really done a good here. The installations are generally very interesting and varied. The other mathaf building near museum of Islamic art can be awesome, depending on who the resident is.

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San Francisco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Its all happening there in the middle of the chaos and construction of Education City, you will find a true oasis of Art not to be missed! It is impressive and inspirational with a variety of pieces sure to please everyone. Look closely for the Khalil Gibran pencil drawing and familiarize yourself with other Arab Artists. I am you will... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I took the free bus from the Museum of Islamic Art to the Mathaf. This was very convenient. The museum houses some very interesting art, however, building work is still ongoing and the exhibits are not well laid out yet. When completed, I think it will be a very nice attraction.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great place to remind you that Qatar does NOT have any history. Everything imported. A good place to meet up for a coffee though! Great looking building inside out. That's it though, sadly.

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Doha, Qatar
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Pretty cool museum but very small. It's modern art so prepare yourself for confusion and booji-ness. Don't expect much, but some pieces may surprise you.

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Doha
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I love this museum for their fresh style, ever changing installations, and community outreach to all ages of the public. A great place to indulge your impulse for art. The traffic pattern is challenging due to construction but worth figuring out for a visit.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The sterility of this museum was a bit lost on me, but maybe it's to highlight the art. I very much enjoyed my tour, but I was a bit offput by the multitude of security guards. We had a tour guide that asked us how certain pieces made us feel...I enjoyed hearing the stories but wanted to spend more time... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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218 reviews 218 reviews
28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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