Qatar Museums (QM) announced that its museums will be closed on the first day of Eid Al Adha, after which they will reopen at regular times.
The regular working hours is from 9am to 7pm, and on Friday 1:30pm to 7pm. The first day of Eid is tomorrow, July 9.
Currently, four museums are under QM: National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Islamic Art which is undergoing its relaunching and will open in fall. It also has Galleries and Art Spaces which include: Qatar Museums Gallery — Al Riwaq, Qatar Museums Gallery at Katara, and Fire Station Garage Gallery.
There are several on-going exhibitions in the museums, all of which are free to the public, though certain tickets require reservations on the QM website. At NMoQ, “Pipilotti Rist: Your brain to me, my brain to you” will run until January 14, 2023. The exhibition is a new large-scale, site-specific installation by internationally renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. The immersive video installation is the artist’s first in the Middle East.
Also at the National Museum is the exhibition “A sneak peek at Qatar Auto Museum Project” which will run until January 20, 2023. The exhibition celebrates the mission to drive culture forward and to inspire the next generation of innovators, designers, engineers, collectors and policy-makers through a shared passion for cars. It is also in honour to the new museum that will bring Qatar’s car community under one roof and one mission.
At Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, “Dadu’s Light Atelier” is taking place and until September 11. it will be hosted as a temporary exhibition at Mathaf.
Dadu’s Light Atelier utilises different installations, allowing children to take the lead and freely discover concepts about light and shadow, colour mixing, reflections and more. The educational space will allow you and your child to play, explore and experiment.
Meanwhile, Doha’s leading contemporary art space and supporter of creative residences, the Fire Station is hosting two exhibitions: “Yousef Bahzad: Earth Metal,” located at Gallery 3; and “Mubarak Nasser Al Thani: Espresso 4 the Road,” at Gallery 4. Both will run until July 16.
Earth Metal by Yousef Bahzad explores themes of erosion and manifestation, and the notion that the land itself shapes people, and subsequently, people thereon shape the land. Meanwhile, in Espresso 4 the Road, Mubarak Nasser Al Thani’s work explores the concept of global culture through what connects people, both physically and culturally.
Source: The Peninsula Qatar