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Fall 2023: Explore Our Exciting Exhibitions

31 October 2023

By Boshra Al Meraikhi

Whether you're drawn to contemporary art, design, fashion or cultural narratives, Qatar Museums has extraordinary experiences to offer this fall.

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We've gathered a list of the season's highlights for visitors of every interest. Be sure to explore our calendar for the most up-to-date listings of all exhibitions and events.

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Portrait of an Armenian Woman. Iran, Isfahan, 1650-70 CE. Oil on canvas. Photo: ©Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. PA.66.1998

Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran

Discover the critical role that silk played during the Safavid period (1501–1736 CE) in this captivating exhibition first presented at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.

When: Until 22 June 2024
Where: Museum of Islamic Art

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Growing Kopi, Drinking Qahwa: Stories of Coffee in Qatar and Indonesia

Interactive and sensory experiences highlight the traditional and contemporary coffee cultures in Qatar and Indonesia.

When: Until 17 February 2024
Where: National Museum of Qatar

Fish shape object lies on white marble with a brown rope attached.

Breastplate (Tema, Tambe, or Tepatu), late 19th–early 20th century. Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu province. Tridacna shell, turtle shell, trade cloth, fiber; D. 3/16 × Diam. 7 1/2 in. (0.5 × 19.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1519)

The Shape of Time: Art and Ancestors of Oceania from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This display from an unparalleled collection explores the rich cultural heritage of Pacific Islanders.

When: Until 15 January 2024
Where: National Museum of Qatar

For Contemporary Art Lovers

Photo of an artwork that looks like the broad brush strokes of calligraphy.

Mehdi Moutashar, Ha’, 2014, Painted steel, 251 x 185 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Lawrie Shabibi Gallery.

Mehdi Moutashar: Introspection as Resistance

This exhibition is Mehdi Moutashar’s first solo show in Qatar, consisting of both new and existing works in a wide variety of mediums.

When: Until 5 March 2024
Where: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Neon blue and red lights in a row.

Dan Flavin. untitled, 1970. Blue and red fluorescent light modular units, each made of two 8-foot (244 cm) vertical fixtures and two 8-foot (244 cm) horizontal fixtures: length variable. © 2023 Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy David Zwirner

Dan Flavin / Donald Judd

Explore the captivating works of two of the most influential figures of minimalism.

When: Until 24 February 2024
Where: Al Riwaq Gallery

Arabic script written in sand.

Hala Amer, Saga Elkabbash, Levi Hammett, and Giovanni Innella, Future Memories, 2022 – ongoing. Aluminum, magnets, steel, sand, acrylic, nylon, MDF, computer code, and electronics, 240 x 120 x 40 cm (approximate). Courtesy of the Artists and The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar.

De/Constructed Meanings

This project space exhibition showcases the evolution of linguistic systems within critiques of ideology.

When: Until 5 March 2024
Where: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Art Meets Design

Exhibition space with furniture

Masterpieces of Furniture Design

Masterpieces of Furniture Design

Immerse yourself in the world of design as we bring iconic pieces from the renowned Vitra Design Museum, looking at 200 years of modern furniture design.

When: Until 9 December 2023
Where: M7

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The Bicycle and the Future of Mobility

This exhibition, on view at Expo 2023 Doha, invites visitors to consider the fundamental question: how will we move in the future?

When: Until March 28, 2024
Where: Expo 2023

Not sure what to see first? Check What's On for more information about all of our exhibitions, events and programmes.

Boshra Al Meraikhi is a Digital Content Planning Coordinator at Qatar Museums.