Public art

From striking sculptures to specially commissioned photography, our public art pieces are immersive, informal and interactive.
A sculpture of a large yellow teddy with a lamp above its head at Hamad International Airport

Our public art brings dialogue to the streets and buildings of Doha on a huge scale – achieving high impact and mass appeal.

We aim to inspire local talent and establish an organic connection between art and the local community.

Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson, Qatar Museums

The works often attract international recognition, projecting a message about the diversity and spirit of our emerging cultural landscape. They help art lovers form connections across continents. They are for everyone in Qatar, for now and future generations.

The installations also speak to people who could become cultural producers, creative practitioners and museum professionals in years to come.

We instigate dialog through our public art and encourage both artists and audiences to engage in an enriching exchange.

AbdulRahman Al-Ishaq, Director of Public Art, Qatar Museums

A woman walking past a large light blue pipe sculpture.

Turquoise City by Mark Handforth

Made from urban and industrial matter, this monumental sculpture forms an abstract yet organic spiral in Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Public Art display of traditional Qatar dress

Egal by Shouq Al Mana

Egal, by Shouq Al Mana, pays tribute to Qatar’s history and traditions.
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Wisdom of a Nation by Ali Hassan Al Jaber

Wisdom of a Nation blends masterful calligraphic style with an excerpt of a poem by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, the founder of Qatar.
Bouthayna Al Muftah, Kan Ya Makan

Kan Ya Ma Kaan by Bouthayna Al Muftah

Bouthayna Al Muftah's installation at the National Museum of Qatar takes inspiration from traditional Qatari jewelry.
Eduardo Chillida artwork at Qatar University

Art Installations at Qatar University

Works by Yousef Ahmad, Eduardo Chillida and Etel Adnan are among the public art installations on the Qatar University campus.
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On their Way by Roch Vandromme

Roch Vandromme’s sculpture celebrates the dynamic relationship between humans and camels.
A series of 14 sculptures depicting the human gestational cycle, from conception to birth, located outside Sidra Medicine

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.
A view of Smoke, a black metal geometric sculpture by Tony Smith set against a backdrop of tall buildings in Doha

Smoke by Tony Smith

Open and inviting, profound yet serene, the giant geometric components of Smoke by Tony Smith fills the surrounding space, towering over people below as they make their way.
A close-up of Perceval, the lifesize bronze sculpture of a shire horse created by Sarah Lucas

Perceval by Sarah Lucas

More than two metres wides and four metres long, cast in bronze and located in Aspire Park, Perceval by Sarah Lucas is a striking homage to British culture.
Cross-section view of the 250 feet, 8 sided steel plate of Richard Serra's sculpture '7' right outside MIA

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.
A close-up shot from under the sculpture showing the detailed bronze and stainless steel work around the Maman's body

Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Through marble, bronze and stainless steel, Bourgeois reveals the beauty in an initially intimidating object.
A long shot of a hallway in Lusail decorated with El Seed's mural art

Calligraffiti by eL Seed

Each of the 52 murals in eL Seed’s Calligraffiti is inspired by an aspect of life in Qatar.
White sculptures consisting of multiple unique “head-in-the-hole” panels

Liam Gillick: Folded Extracted Personified

Folded Extracted Personified is a large-scale interactive work installed throughout MIA Park consisting of multiple unique "head-in-the-hole" panels.
A close shot of two of the three sculptures showing heads wearing military gear, with one wearing a face cover and the other a gas mask

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.
A wide shot of Richard Serra's East-West-West-East at sunset

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.
A large golden sculpture 'Cosmos' constructed of many concentric circular shapes suspended from the ceiling within an airport terminal

Hamad International Airport Public Art Installations

The art displayed at Hamad International Airport makes a big impression.
A bronze thumb sculpture in the middle of Souq Waqif, with a number of buildings and cafes in the background.

Pouce (Thumb)

The installation of César's Pouce in Souq Waqif continues the programme of installations by major artists at unexpected locations throughout Qatar.
Lifesize installation showcasing bronze sculpted hands playing handball

Lusail Handball Installations

The artworks at Lusail Gallery celebrate Qatar's commitment to successfully hosting sporting events and linking art with sport.
Bright gold-coloured sculpted falcon on the side of the road leading to Hamad International Airport

Falcon by Tom Claassen

Tom Claassen's abstract representation of Qatar’s national bird welcomes travelers to Hamad International Airport.
Large-scale shiny silver metallic sculpture depicting a 'niqab', a traditional face covering

Motherland by Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani

Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani’s large-scale sculpture at the National Museum of Qatar is deeply rooted in Qatar’s history and traditions.
The flag of glory public art display at the National Museum of Qatar

Flag of Glory by Ahmed Al Bahrani

Ahmed Al Bahrani’s monumental sculpture honours and commemorates the people and leadership of Qatar.
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Gates to the Sea by Simone Fattal

Marking the entrance to the National Museum of Qatar, Simone Fattal’s Gates to the Sea suggests the link between past and present.
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Rose III by Isa Genzken

Isa Genzken's large-scale public sculpture animates the atrium of M7.
The public artwork "Allow Me" at Msheireb metro station

Allow Me by Guillaume Rouseré

Allow Me, by Guillaume Rouseré, captures the beauty of sound in visual form.
An installation by Qatari ARToonist Ghada Al Khater

A Blessing in Disguise by Ghada Al Khater

On view at Fire Station: Artist in Residence, A Blessing in Disguise by Ghada Al Khater is a symbol of resilience and solidarity.

Central Midkhan by Aisha Nasser Al Sowaidi

Qatari artist Aisha Nasser Al Sowaidi rethinks the forms of daily objects within a household.

ALFA by Jean-Michel Othoniel

Jean-Michel Othonial creates sculptures whose relationship to human scale ranges from intimacy to monumentality.

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