Events and Activities
Mathaf for Teachers 2017
Session 6: Planning Your Museum Visit
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Fire Station, Artist in Residence
This workshop will focus on applying school curriculum in creative ways within the Gallery and Workshop spaces. Participants will explore resources to plan their museum visit. The workshop will provide a space to discuss, differentiate and collaborate on teaching and exploring art integrated concepts. Teachers of all subjects are invited to bring in lesson plan ideas to develop for practical museum visits.
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About Mathaf for Teachers:
In these free monthly sessions teachers and museums educators come together to foster creative teaching and learning. Offered in English and Arabic, teachers of any grade level and subject area from any school in Qatar are invited to join us to explore object-based learning in the museum galleries, discuss issues related to education in Qatar, share curriculum and teaching strategies, and become inspired by art and artists.
Art Lessons at Mathaf with Ismael Azzam
Every Sunday and Wednesday
Manara – Education Space at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Join artist Ismael Azzam for a new season of Art Lessons at Mathaf and learn techniques in portraiture drawing using pencil and charcoal and paint.
- Lessons are offered to people with basic to intermediate sketching and drawing skills
- Each participant must bring their own sketch book (see samples below)
- Participants may also be asked to sit in as a model to have their portraits done
- Admission is free. Seats are limited
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Wael Shawky Film Screening and Conversation
Wael Shawky, Al Araba Al Maduna III, 2015-2016. Still from 4k video, colour, sound, 25 minutes. Collection of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Makan, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Join artist Wael Shawky for the regional premiere of his newest production, Al Araba Al Madfuna III (2015-2016), commissioned by Mathaf.
In the third film from the series Al Araba Al Madfuna (2012-2016), Shawky continues to draw inspiration from his experience living in Upper Egypt and Mohamed Mustagab’s collection of short stories Tales from Dayrut (1983), to create an experimental cinematic experience about the way society writes and fictionalizes history.
Following the screening Shawky will be in conversation with Mathaf Director Abdellah Karroum to discuss the film and his research on the history of the Gulf, a new project initiated as part of his residency at Mathaf over 2016-17.
The event is free and open to all.
Wael Shawky was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1971. His works, spanning video, drawing and performance, are in-depth productions about the way history and mythology are written, offering crucial perspectives on contemporary narratives of uncertainty and change. Mathaf presented a major solo exhibition by the artist in 2015 titled Wael Shawky: Crusades and Other Stories . He has also presented solo exhibitions at Castello Di Rivoli, Turin (2016); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2016); Fondazione Merz, Turin (2016); MoMA PS1, New York (2015); K20, Düsseldorf (2014); and Serpentine Gallery, London (2013), among others.