A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation

Location : Sharjah Art Museum Date:12 May 2018 - 13 March 2020

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.

In contrast with focused temporary shows, this long-term installation offers the chance for repeated visits and for comparative study of the styles, techniques, and themes of artworks that have shaped art practices in Arab countries for more than a century.

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Barjeel Art Foundation Barjeel Art Foundation is an independent, UAE-based initiative established to manage, preserve and exhibit an extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art. The foundation’s guiding principle is to contribute to the intellectual development of the art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the UAE. Part of this objective involves developing a public platform to foster critical dialogue around contemporary art practices with a focus on artists with Arab heritage internationally.

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Location :
The museum is located in the Arts Area, Al- Shuwaihiyeen, near Al-Corniche post office - the Heart of Sharjah.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Museum from 16 until further notice: Closed
Entry Fees to the museum : Free
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