Art Lessons at Mathaf with Ismael Azzam

Every Sunday and Wednesday 4pm-7pm

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 sketchbook

     Participants may also be asked to sit in as a model to have their portraits done

     Admission is free

     Seats are limited

     To register, click here

Are you interested to have your portrait done by artist Ismael Azzam?

We are looking for volunteers to sit in as a model for the Art Lessons at Mathaf led by artist Ismael Azzam. If you are available between 4pm-7pm every Sunday and Wednesday, and can commit to the time slot, please to confirm by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save the Date!

6th annual Mathaf Student Art Show Harmony

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Join us as we celebrate the creativity of aspiring young artists from different schools in Qatar. 

M. F. Husain: Horses of the Sun



21 March - 31 July 2019

Maqbool Fida Husain (1913-2011) was a legendary figure in the history of Indian modernism. A founding member of the Progressive Artists Group, formed in Bombay in 1947, Husain played a leading role in revolutionising art in India by parting ways with the dominant genres of academic painting and miniaturist nostalgia.

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Raqs Media Collective: Still More World

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

Atrium and Galleries 1, 2 and 3

21 March 2019 - 31 July 2019

Raqs Media Collective’s artistic practice examines questions of the everyday, alongside philosophical and historical inquiries of the universe. Unravelling structures of economies, time, and language, their work examines the shifting state of contemporary life and boundaries of visibility. This exploration of transformation, is embedded in the process and subject of their work, and in the collective’s name – ‘raqs’ – a term for movement and whirling, in Urdu/Hindustani, Arabic, and Persian.


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Mathaf Talk: Tomorrows Ripen Today

Date: 21 March 2019

Time: 6pm

Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

In conjunction with their exhibition Raqs Media Collective: Still More World, the artists will present a talk - ‘Tomorrows Ripen Today’*, which foregrounds the conceptual framing of the exhibition and presents the way in which Raqs works with time. The talk also presents Raqs’ way of thinking about how cities like Doha and Delhi, with layered pasts and polyglot futures, anticipate tomorrow and trace the routes straddling stories, histories, trade routes and ocean currents that connect people between South Asia and the Gulf region.

Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. They live and work in Delhi, India 

This talk will be introduced by the curator of the exhibition, Laura Barlow.

*Tomorrows Ripen Today is a phrase taken from Dohas for Doha, one of the works especially produced by Raqs for this exhibition.