Artist Encounters
Workshop with artist Eman Alhidous
«The process of Portrait painting»

Workshop with artist Eman Alhidous

Date: May 6, 8 ,9, 11, 13, 2017

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Manara 

Mathaf: arab museum of modern art


The Artist Encounters invites artist Eman Al Haidous, to present a five-day workshop for emerging artists, art teachers and university students, by providing them the space to learn the techniques and the process of portrait painting to mix the skin tones using oil paints.

All workshops conducted in Arabic

Admission is free. Seating is limited. Register early!

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About Artist Encounters program 

Mathaf has the unique opportunity to work with living artists to make meaning from Mathaf collection. Through the program “Artist Encounters”, artists are invited to Mathaf to design a series of workshops that link an element of their personal creative process with an aspect related to the creation of the artworks in the Mathaf Collection.

Storytime at Mathaf 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

11.00 am – 1.00 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 by reading together, artwork analysis and taking part in hands-on learning activities. 

• This program is dedicated for children ages 4-9 years old and their families

• Offered in English and Arabic

 To register, click here.

Mathaf for Teachers 2017

Session 6:  Planning Your Museum Visit

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

4:30-6:30 pm

Fire Station, Artist in Residence  

This workshop will focus on applying school curriculum in creative ways within the Gallery and Workshop spaces. Participants will explore resources to plan their museum visit. The workshop will provide a space to discuss, differentiate and collaborate on teaching and exploring art integrated concepts.  Teachers of all subjects are invited to bring in lesson plan ideas to develop for practical museum visits.

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.

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.


Wael Shawky Film Screening and Conversation

Wael Shawky, Al Araba Al Madfuna III, 2015-2016. Still from 4k video, colour, sound, 25 minutes. Collection of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.

Wednesday 3 May 2017

6:00 pm

Makan, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Join artist Wael Shawky for the regional premiere of his newest production, Al Araba Al Madfuna III (2015-2016), commissioned by Mathaf.

In the third film from the series Al Araba Al Madfuna (2012-2016), Shawky continues to draw inspiration from his experience living in Upper Egypt and Mohamed Mustagab’s collection of short stories Tales from Dayrut (1983), to create an experimental cinematic experience about the way society writes and fictionalizes history.

Following the screening, Shawky will be in conversation with Mathaf Director Abdellah Karroum to discuss the film and his research on the history of the Gulf, a new project initiated as part of his residency at Mathaf over 2016-17.

The event is free and open to all.

Wael Shawky was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1971. His works, spanning video, drawing and performance, are in-depth productions about the way history and mythology are written, offering crucial perspectives on contemporary narratives of uncertainty and change. Mathaf presented a major solo exhibition by the artist in 2015 titled Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories . He has also presented solo exhibitions at Castello Di Rivoli, Turin (2016); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2016); Fondazione Merz, Turin (2016); MoMA PS1, New York (2015); K20, Düsseldorf (2014); and Serpentine Gallery, London (2013), among others.