Qatar is home to one of the world's finest and most diverse collections of contemporary art, and Qatar Museums is at the centre of it all. Our museum and gallery exhibitions, public art installations, artist residency programmes and more all contribute to supporting and sustaining a thriving arts scene for today and tomorrow.
“ We are proud of the extraordinary talent of the new generation of artists emerging in Qatar. ”
Explore Our Contemporary Public Art
The installation of César's Pouce in Souq Waqif continues the programme of installations by major artists at unexpected locations throughout Qatar.
7 by Richard Serra
In Islamic culture, the number seven has spiritual significance. Richard Serra pays homage to this in this sculpture – constructed from seven steel plates.
East-West/West-East by Richard Serra
International artist Richard Serra adds the astonishing East-West/West-East sculpture to the desert landscape, taking art to the people.
The Miraculous Journey by Damien Hirst
Damien Hirst’s The Miraculous Journey speaks of the beauty of the extraordinary human reproductive process, occuring every day at Sidra Medicine as well as all across the globe, every second.
Gandhi’s Three Monkeys by Subodh Gupta
Located in the midst of Katara, Doha’s bustling cultural village, Gandhi’s Three Monkeys by Subodh Gupta captures attention.
Hamad International Airport Public Art Installations
The art displayed at Hamad International Airport makes a big impression.
Contemporary Qatar and Our Museums
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Mathaf celebrates the modern and contemporary, showcasing art created in Qatar, the Middle East and the international Arab diaspora.Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ)
The National Museum of Qatar is dedicated to bringing to life the story of Qatar and its people.National Museum of Qatar
Exhibitions and Events
The exhibition, marking the end of this year's Artist in Residence programme, comes at a unique and exceptional moment due to the global outbreak of Covid-19 and its unprecedented impact.Fire Station: Artist in Residence
Mal Lawal 3
The third edition of Mal Lawal (‘of the past’) showcases an incredible range of local and regional collectors, including 26 Qatari general collectors and two Qatari car collectors.National Museum of Qatar
Luc Tuymans: Intolerence
Luc Tuymans: Intolerance includes over 150 paintings and drawings, in addition to studies, archival material and installation photographs from the artist's major exhibitions.
Shirin Neshat: Afterwards
This book reveals how Shirin Neshat sees the connections between ancient history and the politics of the present in her work.
Mona Hatoum: Turbulence
Mona Hatoum: Turbulence brings to the forefront the diversity of the artist's work over the last 30 years.
Damien Hirst: Relics
This book presents the most comprehensive collection of Damien Hirst’s work ever assembled.
In Our Time: The World as Seen by Magnum Photographers, 1936–1987
This book presents a selection of 100 images from a portfolio produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the Magnum organisation.
Khalid Al Thani: Here is My Secret
Eschewing the changes humans are impacting on the landscape, Al Thani focuses on the humble, poetic details of nature.
Yan Pei-Ming: Painting the History
Painting the History includes over 100 watercolour portraits of influential Arab figures, both from the political and cultural realms