Two Major Exhibitions Celebrating Indian Art Opens at Mathaf
HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser attended the opening of the two major exhibitions; one celebrating the work of legendary artist M. F. Husain and the other the multi-site exhibition by Raqs Media Collective, including new commissions.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), attended the opening of two major exhibitions at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art – a member of QF – on March 20, to celebrate Indian art, as part of the Qatar India 2019 Year of Culture.
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums was also present. The two exhibitions launch a sizable new spring programme for Mathaf. The first exhibition, M. F. Husain: Horses of the Sun, is dedicated to the work of M. F. Husain — a renowned artist and contributor to modern Indian culture and the history of art in the 20th Century.
The second exhibition, Still More World, by Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective, which is organised as part of, presents 13 multi-object and video installations, two of which were created especially for the show in Doha.
Both exhibitions will run from March 21 to July 31, 2019.
SCALE will give a detailed review of the two exhibitions. Keep an eye on this space.
Museum visits to cost to an outsider
The Qatar Museums have also announced that starting from 28 March, admission to the National Museum of Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Arts and to Mathaf will be charged at the entrance. General admission will be QR50 for adults; QR25 for students and free for children under 16, Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family Members, and visitors with disabilities. Tickets will be free of charge for residents of the State of Qatar, with a valid Qatar ID. General admission tickets include exhibitions within the museum and are valid for three consecutive days from the date of first admission. Museum Pass is QAR 100 and permits admission to all museums and venues, valid for three consecutive days from the date of first admission.