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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
+974 4402 8855
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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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Education City off Al-Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

First of all if you are driving (not taking organized guided tour) be prepared to drive around and around due to huge construction works all around the museum site. However, once you are there, It looks very impressive from the outside, nice modern statues, Inside??...More

Thank Raj21Raj
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Excellent art works. Recommend a visit. Walking distance from Souq Waqif area. Work of students on display.

Thank lordandlady1
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It has some permanent art collections but very often they have various artists. It is a very interesting place, employs are very friendly and there is a small gift shop. The only negative is the access. It is inside the education city, near to an...More

Thank Pater D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Great Museum with good programming and events. However it is very difficult to get to and I have been left stranded more than once trying to direct Uber drivers to the museum.

Thank Jd O
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Boring exhibits. No restaurant inside. Not easy to get there. Way finding is poor within the education city. Not recommended for visit.

Thank mo a
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The permanent collection was closed. The shuttle bus takes about 35 minutes from the Museum of Islamic Art so you get a good view of the construction taking place in Doha. If time was short, I would give this museum a miss.

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Unique architecture and collection of modern art. Free! Can ride on shuttle bus from Museum of Islamic Art to this location. Lots of building going on around here in Education City.

Thank ellentravels
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Sadly, the permanent collection was closed on the day of our visit. Call ahead! They had two temporary exhibits, once which was outstanding. Nice gift shop, friendly staff.

Thank Mcgilly11
Reviewed 30 March 2017

They have a sizeable permanent collection although when we were there the main gallery was being setup for an exhibition and there was only one section of the show "DIA AL-AZZAWI; A RETROSPECTIVE (from 1863 until tomorrow)." The main part of this show was in...More

1  Thank Gogocar
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This a museum is a beauty. I was so lucky to be able to admire the retrospective of Al-Azzawi I came from the USA and had been researching his work online. When I walked into this museum I was speechless. His work is massive and...More

Thank Carlabnk123
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