Public art

From striking sculptures to specially commissioned photography, our public art pieces are immersive, informal and interactive.

A sculpture of a  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, 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 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

Big, bold and unmissable, eL Seed’s Calligraffiti presents a fresh take on a traditional art form. The murals are anchored in our culture, each 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.

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