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In Jordan, a Traveling Gallery Brings Paintings to Children

AMMAN, Jordan — Believing in the inherent value of art and its potential to enrich daily life, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman is working hard to make art accessible.


A Cultural Icon Tells Her Own Story

DOHA, QATAR - With the iconic limestone and stucco bust of Nefertiti created by Thutmose in 1345 B.C. as  it's starting point, an exhibition at Mathaf  examines artworks spanning thousands of years and various continents through three lenses: that of the artist, the museum, and the public.


Basel Fair Salutes the Rising Influence of Middle East Art Scene

DUBAI — This year, for the first time among the nearly 300 galleries fine-tuning their last-minute preparations for Art Basel, there are two galleries from the Gulf region: Green Art Gallery and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde.The inclusion of the galleries, both from Dubai, has signaled for many a sign of the maturation of the Middle Eastern art scene and its increasing global presence.


Museum Aims for Rebirth

CAIRO — A diamond in the rough, the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art houses works by more than 1,500 Egyptian artists, mostly from the middle and late 20th century, including the internationally renowned painters Mahmoud Said and Abdel Hadi Al-Gazzar and the sculptor Mahmoud Moukhtar.


Refashioning Egypt's Iconic Visual Symbols

CAIRO — Mud-brick houses are hardly the first image that comes to mind when one thinks of luxury jewelry, but they are precisely what Azza Fahmy reinterpreted as silver and gold brooches for her debut jewelry collection, “Houses of the Nile,” in the early 1980s.


Cairo's Two Nights on the Town

CAIRO — While thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square last month to demand that the government release the blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah from prison, Cairo’s fashion-forward crowd ventured onto the streets for a different reason: to shop.