10 to try: Doha art shows

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40 Minus Volume 2 Part 2

Until Jun 3
A presentation of work by local up and coming artists, all under 40, showcasing the innovative spirit of the younger generation.
Al Markhiya Gallery (4442 3099)

The Golden Age, Paintings From the Riksmuseum

Until Jun 8
The first major exhibition of Dutch works ever presented in the Gulf – the 44 paintings are among the best in the Rijksmuseum’s collection, giving a wide-ranging view of the artists, lifestyle and topography of Holland in the 17th century. Tickets QR25. Open Sat-Thu 10.30am-5.50pm; Fri 2pm-8pm; closed Tue.
Museum of Islamic Art (www.mia.org.qa)

Heritage Without Borders

Until Jun 13
Third part of the GCC Archaeological Exhibition, with a collection of over 420 objects from a million years ago. It features items from pre-Islamic history to the present.
QMA Gallery, Katara (4422 4805)

Senior Showcase

Until Aug 20
Check out the latest work by the artists of tomorrow, as this year’s senior VCU classes present their masterpieces in graphic, fashion and interior design.
VCUQ Gallery (4492 7900)

Salvatore Accardo’s Beethoven and Vivaldi

Jun 1
With Accardo conducting and on violin, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra presents a fantastic celebration of these two legendary composers. Tickets QR75-300, available from Virgin Megastore, Landmark Mall and Villaggio Mall.
Katara Opera House, 7.30pm

International Artists in Doha

Jun 4, noon-6pm
An exhibition of 10 artists living and working in Doha, with prizes to be awarded by a judging panel. The paintings will feature settings and landmarks from the city.
QIPCO Compound, West Bay

Alfredo Palmero

Jun 8-12
Contemporary Spanish artist Alfredo Palmero will be displaying his paintings in the Al Maha lounge this month. His influences are said to include Picasso and Velázquez, with harlequins and maids in waiting often featured in his works, often in surreal surroundings.
Grand Hyatt Doha (4448 1234)

Arabic showpieces

Jun 11
The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra takes to the stage, performing an array of Arabic pieces. Tickets QR75-300, available from Virgin Megastore, Landmark Mall and Villaggio Mall.
Katara Opera House, 7.30pm

Dvorák’s Seventh Symphony

Jun 18
Czech composer Antonín Dvorák enters the spotlight, thanks to Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets QR75-300, available from Virgin Megastore, Landmark Mall and Villaggio Mall.
Katara Opera House, 7.30pm

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

Jun 21
Another performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets QR75-300, available from Virgin Megastore, Landmark Mall and Villaggio Mall.
Katara Opera House, 7.30pm

By Time Out Doha staff
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