About The Museum
The Sharjah Art Museum first opened its doors on April 17, 1997.
Why visit the Museum?
This unique museum offers art lovers and all visitors the opportunity to admire the art collections and temporary exhibitions hosted and organized by the museum, and also participate in the museum’s regular program and workshops.
A world of beauty, art and creativity
In this stunning museum, you can visit exhibitions and view permanent collections by renowned artists. You can explore the history of the region through the fascinating masterpieces of local painters and Arab artists who have significantly enriched the Arab art scene.
Explore the museum that brings into light the silent beauties of various mediums and expressive techniques that will spur your imagination. Throughout the year, the museum holds a variety of temporary exhibitions and art events. The Art Library embraces over 4000 titles in Arabic, English and other languages, along with visual and audio materials.
Permanent collections: The fourth wing of the first floor at Sharjah Art Museum displays a captivating collection of modern and contemporary Arab art. The collection includes paintings and sculptures by renowned artists in the Middle East: , including Abdulqader Al Rais, Louay Kayali, Bashir Sinwar, Faiq Hassan, Mohammed Yusuf and Ismail Fatah Al-Turk.
A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation Exhibition (12 May, 2018 - 30 May, 2023):
This exhibition features a selection of artworks by Arab artists from one of the largest and most diverse private collections of art in the Arab world. A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation reflects the collector Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi’s interest in the ways that Arab artists have responded to historical events and to their corresponding impact on human life over the course of a tumultuous century.
Local and international exhibitions: The museum building hosts local and international exhibitions, cultural activities and artistic & educational workshops throughout the year.