If you are in the old souq in Sharjah, it's nice to visit the art museum. There are many local artists exhibiting, showing many interesting Arabian scenes.
The day we visited there were three corridors given over to an excellent exhibition of children's art from Muslim countries and several Eastern European ones plus a few outliers such as Italy. A very modern interior to an older building with loos at the end of very long corridors(!). Great display spaces. The wing given over to the Sheikh's collection... More
Been there during new year 2013 and watched 2 expositions. Nicely organized and planned venue like in most european biennial's. Be sure to check out the area around for big installations and outdoor projects
Located behind Iranian bazaar, this Museum offers an insight into the recent artistic production of Arab (and, more generally, Islamic) artists currently featured in the temporary exhibition on the ground floor (which is a hit or miss affair, it depends on your taste) and a very pleasant Orientalist collection of paintings of mainly 19th century European artists depicting the life... More
If you are looking for a beautiful arts and heritage escape after seeing the very modern Dubai, Sharjah is your place to feel this beautiful spirit. The heritage area is one of my favorite place here in UAE. Also you can feel people here are more calm and nicer. Sharjah Art Museum is your place if you want to see... More
The advantage of Sharjah is that in one day you can visit many museums with fine art. No crowd, very kind assistance by the museum staff. A perfect alternative for those bored with shopping malls.
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