Mathaf Collection: SUMMARY PART 2 is accessible to the public. Visitors are required to reserve tickets in advance. Find out more


2 August – 30 November 2020

International Collaborations

• Our world is burning at Palais de Tokyo – Paris is an exhibition conceived in collaboration with MATHAF from 21 February – 13 September 2020

Photo from Our World is Burning © Palais de Tokyo featuring Sammy Baloji, Untitled, 2018

Coming in August 2020 

10,11 and 12 August 2020 - Mathaf Curatorial Forum 2020: Curating through Catastrophe: Re-imagining Borders and Circulations

This annual program led by Mathaf Curators and invited speakers, opens debates on curatorial thinking and practices, introducing ideas and methodologies around the discourse of art and the histories and networks of curatorial practice. This year’s edition titled, “Curating through Catastrophe: Re-imagining Borders and Circulations” is led by Marwa Arsanios, artist, filmmaker and researcher, Ute Meta Bauer, Curator, Khwezi Gule, Curator, Randa Maroufi, an artist and filmmaker, and Gabi Ncgobo, Curator. The programme is hosted by Mathaf Curatorial and Research members, Ranjit Hoskote, Abdellah Karroum, Lina Ramadan, Nora Abdulmajeed. The programme concludes at 6 PM on Wednesday, 12 August with an online public panel discussion with the guest speakers, moderated by Mathaf Curators. 

16, 23, and 30 August 2020 - Artist Encounter with Dr Sarina Puppin

Discover with Dr Sabrina Puppin the biography of Artist Huguette Caland (1931-2019) in a series of three videos brought to you by Mathaf.

12, 19, 25 August and 2 September 2020 - Mathaf Summer Camp Online

Mathaf summer program is an annual program dedicated for young children to learn about the museum’s collection and exhibitions through deep observation, discussion and analysis of artworks and participating in hands-on learning activities. This introduces children to different concepts and practices behind modern and contemporary art. Activities will be presented on our IGTV @MathafModren .

Coming Soon - Storytime with Mathaf Library

Mathaf “story time” series provides the opportunity for young children with their families to listen to short meaningful story.

Coming Soon - Art Lesson with Ismail Azzam

Join artist Ismael Azzam for a new season of Art Lessons at Mathaf online and learn techniques in portraiture drawing using pencil and charcoal and paint.