Art exhibitions in Doha

The biggest and best art exhibitions in Doha this month

Art exhibitions in Doha
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Mathaf Voices

Ongoing
Get an insider’s perspective on the latest exhibits at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art by taking a tour with their student tour guides. Offered every Friday and Saturday from 4pm onwards, tours encompass all of Mathaf’s exhibits, both at the museum proper (meeting in the Mathaf Atrium) and Al Riwaq (meeting in the foyer), for free.
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (www.mathaf.org)

Maisha Scriptwriting lab

Aug 1-15
Apply online by Aug 15 for the Maisha scriptwriting lab. Participants over 18 must submit a seven-10 page script, which accepted participants will then hone from September 15-22. Participants will work on their script, learning their craft and honing their skills under the tutelage of experts in the field.
Doha Tribeca Film Institute (www.dohafilminstitute.com)

Water Workshop

Aug 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
The Museum of Islamic Art offers workshops focused on water every Monday and Wednesday from 9am-noon this month. By reflecting on the numerous items in the museum’s collection that include verses, references or motifs related to water, participants will be inspired to create a 3D piece of art decorated by verses from the Holy Qur’an in which the word ‘water’ is mentioned in many ways. Held in the Education Centre at the Museum of Islamic Art, booking is required.
Museum of Islamic Art, www.mia.org.qa

Senior Showcase

Aug 1-20
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 (4402 7900)

International Handicrafts Market

Aug 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-10pm, Katara Cultural Village presents a market full of unique artisan pieces from all over the world, produced by local craftsmen Pick up something interesting, or, if you have pieces to display yourself, take part – the organisers are always looking for new artists.
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade (3336 3612)

Swalif: Qatari Art Between Memory and Modernity

Aug 14
The latest exhibition to open at Mathaf, ‘Swalif: Qatari Art Between Memory and Modernity’ celebrates and highlights the work of Qatari artists after 1960.
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (www.mathaf.org)

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