Shortcut it straight to the good stuff by heading to one of these top art exhibitions taking place in the capital right now. From classic to contemporary, there’s something for every art aficionado. Best part? They’re all free.
Making Doha: 1950 – 2030
Check out this exhibition curated by Rem Koolhaas, Samir Bantal and Fatma Al Sehlawi. Doha’s evolution is displayed through seventy years of archival photography, models, plans, films and historic and oral narratives. You can see how Doha was assembled and how its construction affected the global discipline of architecture across four major chapters. If you haven’t already been to the newest cultural marvel in Doha, the National Museum of Qatar, this is your chance.
Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm; Fri 1.30pm-9pm. Until Aug 30. Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, National Museum of Qatar (4452 5555).
M. F. Husain: Horses of the Sun
This exhibition features more than 100 works by one of the most prolific painters of the Indian subcontinent, M. F. Husain. Curated by the acclaimed Mumbai-based poet, art critic and cultural theorist, Ranjit Hoskote, paintings, drawings, textile works and films, drawn from Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums collections, as well as from private collections from the Gulf region and around the world are all featured.
Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm; Fri 1.30pm-7pm. Until July 31. Mathaf, Qatar Foundation, www.mathaf.org.qa.
RAQS Media Collective: Still More World
Founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta, this exhibit showcases everyday questions as well as philosophical and historical inquiries of the universe. The term raqs refers to movement and whirling in Urdu, Hindi, Arabic and Persian. This theme of the collective’s artistic practice explores the process and subject of the shifting state of contemporary life. This exhibition is part of Qatar India 2019 Year
Until July 31. Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm; Fri 1.30pm-9pm. Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar Foundation (4402 8855).
Summer Collection Part 13
A group of contemporary artists from around the region have displayed their artworks at Al Markhiya Gallery. Salman Al Malik and Amal Al Aathem are the artists from Qatar. Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Algeria are some of the other nationalities of the featured artists. A small collection of artworks by artists who
had displayed their work prior to this exhibition is also featured.
Open Sat-Thu 10am-1pm; Fri 4pm-9pm. Until July 27. Al Markhiya Gallery, www.almarkhiyagallery.com.