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Sharjah Art Museum

About The Museum

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. In addition, the museum offers the chance for visitors to participate in its programmes and workshops.

A world of beauty, art and creativity ‎

In this stunning museum, you can view exhibitions and permanent collections by renowned artists. Explore the history of the region through the fascinating masterpieces by local painters and Arab artists who have significantly enriched the Arab art scene.

Explore the silent magnificence of various mediums and techniques that will spark 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.

Enjoy a virtual tour to “Museum Collection: Modern and Contemporary Arab Art” Exhibition

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 in the period between 1885 and 1985. 
In contrast with focused temporary shows, this long-term exhibition 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.


Local and international exhibitions: The museum building hosts local and international exhibitions, cultural activities and artistic & educational workshops throughout the year.

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

Opening Hours From 7 February – 11 June, 2023:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday: Closed

The museum is closed during the following days:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).

Entry Fees to the museum : Free
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