Family Day at Mathaf 

Saturday, 8 April 2017 | 2– 5pm

In Collaboration with UCL Qatar 


Shaping colours and Colouring shapes

Drop in for a fun family day exploring colours and shapes through creative activities.

Visit the DIA AL-AZZAWI: A RETROSPECTIVE exhibition and draw ideas and inspirations to create your own artworks by painting, collaging, and sculpting.

RSVP by Friday 7 April 2017 to email address:  

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Creative Conversation for Artists

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 | 4 – 6 pm

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art


Creative Conversation for Artists is a program that provides the space for communication and networking among artists in Qatar from different age groups and experiences to show case their work and latest projects in the community. It aims to bring artists together to participate and talk about their careers and practices in the art field.

Through individual presentations, artists will have the chance to come close and to discuss the artistic developments, sources of inspiration and the difficulties and challenges they face as artists.

We invite you on the second Tuesday of every month for a creative conversation at Mathaf.

To participate:

  • All you have to do is register, submit your profiles and prepare a presentation
  • No more than 5 slides for the presentation
  • Provide your presentation on a USB key one day before (April 10)
  • Each artist has 10 minutes to present their work
  • Be as creative as you would like to be in your presentation 

Join us share your art and thoughts

To register, click here

Storytime at Mathaf 

An image of a Story time event at Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

Saturday, March 18, 2017

11 am –1 pm

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art 


This program, in collaboration with Maktaba Children’s Library, gives the opportunity to families with young children to explore art through storytelling and explore storytelling through art. In this session we will explore a new theme based on Dia al-Azzawi: A Retrospective Exhibition through reading, artwork analysis, and playful in-gallery activities.

About the program:

• Monthly sessions, held on Saturdays from 11am – 1pm

• For children ages 4-9 years old and their families

• Offered in English and Arabic

• Sessions alternate between Mathaf in Education City and Al-Riwaq near the Museum of Islamic Art

• Registration is required for each session

To register, click here.

Mathaf for Teachers 2017

Session 5:  Art & Science

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

4:30-6:30 pm

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Education City, Qatar Foundation)


This session will focus on applying Science curriculum in creative ways within the Gallery and Workshop spaces. The integration of Visual Arts and Science will be explored through several viewing strategies and art making. The workshop will provide a space to discuss, differentiate and collaborate on teaching and exploring Science concepts.


To register, click here


For more information, contact us!

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About Mathaf for Teachers:

In these free monthly sessions teachers and museums educators come together to foster creative teaching and learning. Offered in English and Arabic, teachers of any grade level and subject area from any school in Qatar are invited to join us to explore object-based learning in the museum galleries, discuss issues related to education in Qatar, share curriculum and teaching strategies, and become inspired by art and artists.

Sessions are alternating between Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (in Education City( and Qatar Museums Gallery, Al-Riwaq )near the Museum of Islamic Art) for our latest exhibition Dia al-Azzawi: A Retrospective.

Art Lessons at Mathaf with Ismael Azzam

Every Sunday and Wednesday


Manara – Education Space at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art


Join artist Ismael Azzam for a new season of Art Lessons at Mathaf and learn techniques in portraiture drawing using pencil and charcoal and paint.

  • Lessons are offered to people with basic to intermediate sketching and drawing skills
  • Each participant must bring their own sketch book (see samples below)
  • Participants may also be asked to sit in as a model to have their portraits done 
  • Admission is free. Seats are limited
  • To register click here


We are looking for volunteers to sit in as a model for the Art Lessons at Mathaf led by artist Ismael Azzam. If you are available between 4pm-7pm every Sunday and Wednesday, and can commit to the time slot, please to confirm by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.