Mathaf Collection: SUMMARY PART 2 is accessible to the public. Visitors are required to reserve tickets in advance. Find out more


2 August – 30 November 2020

International Collaborations

• Our world is burning at Palais de Tokyo – Paris is an exhibition conceived in collaboration with MATHAF from 21 February – 13 September 2020

Photo from Our World is Burning © Palais de Tokyo featuring Sammy Baloji, Untitled, 2018

In August and September 2020 

10, 11 and 12 August 2020 - Mathaf Curatorial Forum 2020: Curating through Catastrophe: Re-imagining Borders and Circulations

This annual program led by Mathaf Curators and invited speakers, opens debates on curatorial thinking and practices, introducing ideas and methodologies around the discourse of art and the histories and networks of curatorial practice. This year’s edition titled, “Curating through Catastrophe: Re-imagining Borders and Circulations” is led by Marwa Arsanios, artist, filmmaker and researcher, Ute Meta Bauer, Curator, Khwezi Gule, Curator, Randa Maroufi, an artist and filmmaker, and Gabi Ncgobo, Curator. The programme is hosted by Mathaf Curatorial and Research members, Ranjit Hoskote, Abdellah Karroum, Lina Ramadan, Nora Abdulmajeed. The programme concludes at 6 PM on Wednesday, 12 August with an online public panel discussion with the guest speakers, moderated by Mathaf Curators.  

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11, 18, 25 August and 1 September 2020 - Mathaf Summer Camp Online

Mathaf summer program is an annual program dedicated for young children to learn about the museum’s collection and exhibitions through deep observation, discussion and analysis of artworks and participating in hands-on learning activities. This introduces children to different concepts and practices behind modern and contemporary art. Activities will be presented on our IGTV @MathafModern .

30 August, 6 and 13 September 2020 - Artist Encounter with Dr Sabrina Puppin

Discover with Dr Sabrina Puppin the biography of Artist Huguette Caland (1931-2019) in a series of three videos brought to you by Mathaf. Throughout this series, Dr Puppin will be demonstrating the line techniques used by the artist. Videos will be available on our Youtube channel MathafModern .

Coming Soon - Storytime with Mathaf Library

Mathaf “story time” series provides the opportunity for young children with their families to listen to short meaningful story.

Coming Soon - Art Lesson with Ismail Azzam

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

Sophia Al Maria, The Future was Desert, Part I, 2016. Single channel HD video 5 min, 17 sec. Collection Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

Panel Discussion: Art and Cultural Narratives in Qatar (Online)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 8:00 pm until 9:00 pm (Doha time)  Register Here

The panel discussion focuses on tracing the development of Qatari art in conjunction with the exhibition Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960s-2020, currently on show at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.

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M F Husain: Horses of the Sun (Doha: Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art/ Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2020).

Release of Mathaf Publication, M F Husain: Horses of the Sun (Online)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020 FROM 4:00 PM UNTIL 5:15 PM (DOHA TIME)  Register Here

Maqbool Fida Husain (1913-2011) was a foundational figure in the history of modern Indian art. Born in British India and celebrated as a national artist by independent India, he saw himself as a global nomad. He was an early example of the transcultural artist, open and responsive to the energies of diverse societies, which nourished his lifelong quest for a space of belonging. 

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