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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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Has some amazing collections of temporary and permanent exhibits. A bit out of the way and the inhouse cafe is in need of some boosting of menu but the collections are interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has some amazing collections of temporary and permanent exhibits. A bit out of the way and the inhouse cafe is in need of some boosting of menu but the collections are interesting enough (if you are an art lover) to keep you entertained for couple of hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting! I saw Al-Azzawi retrospective: great artist, really. The mission and focus of the Museum is on the local artist and art. I think Al-Azzawi is the best artist presented in the Museum. My vote is 4 instead 5 because I didn't appreciate the curatorship. I noted a lack of path into the Exhibition both for the temporary and for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful space, attended a great extensive exhibition for an artist called Dia Azzawi. The curation is nice and tasteful as well as the building itself. Cafe is sad, and please don't order coffee.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is some way out of the city at the end of Education city. The opening times are a bit flakey and the exhibitions are hit and miss but overall it is interesting and the cafe and gift shop are good as are the staff there.

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Thank WrightOnTheRoad
Nis, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Modern art Museum has always something new to offer. Artist from the entire world are displaying their art. Definitely recommend to visit

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm happy I visited this museum, before I went to the Museum of Islamic Art in central Doha. It's a small museum-1 hour is fine, but there are some very interesting pieces, and the history of the artists, etc. is very well written and gives one a sense of the motivation for the pieces. There is a café there, and... More 

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Yamhill, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This museum is located in Education City. It's not huge but can easily take a good hour to go through at a moderate pace. They have a nice little gift shop and cafe. There is outdoor seating if the weather is nice. One nice thing is that there is a free shuttle bus that runs to the Museum of Islamic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Worth a trip out of town to Mathaf (a free shuttle bus runs from the MIA) to see this small but interesting collection of Arabic artists working in Doha or abroad.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The free shuttle bus leaves from the Museum of Islamic Art and takes around 45 minutes. It is tucked away amongst the many buildings in Educational City and would be impossible to find unless you were taken by a local or get the bus. I was expecting it to be of a similar standard to the MIA, but was very... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

i normally dont like art gallery and museums nut this one was really very good.the exhibits were awesome and some of the art works were too good .even for person like me it was really admirable.it was chinese art works and overall the art gallery is good way to send time in doha

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