Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 2010, Mathaf is situated in a renovated former school building in Education City, established by Qatar Foundation (QF), under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Mathaf is part of Qatar Museums, led by H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Mathaf’s collection, which is co-owned by Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation, comprises more than 9,000 artworks, making it the world’s largest specialised collection of its kind. An initial group of works was gathered by H.E. Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani.

The development of the museum has continued as an inspiring space for dialogue and scholarship about modern and contemporary art with artists in residency in Doha, and also as a place for art production and display. Today Mathaf focuses on showing the permanent collection and producing major shows based on new commissions.

Events at this Venue

16 September, 2022 25 February, 2023

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar

Artist in Residence will celebrate young local and regional talent in Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar, on exhibition from September 21, 2022 through February 25, 2023. The Artist in Residence Alumni Exhibition will celebrate five years of the Artist in Residence programme at the Fire Station and the flourishing art scene in Qatar.

16 September, 2022 21 January, 2023

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Sophia Al-Maria: Daydream Therapy

Sophia Al-Maria: Daydream Therapy brings together existing and new works for the Qatari American artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the Middle East.


Education City, Ar-Rayyan