Constructed to enrich the cultural life for the Sharjah community, the Sharjah Art Museum invites its regional, national, and international visitors showcasing its assorted art collections, programmes, and facilities.
A unique world of artistic fineness and expression, the Sharjah Art Museum first opened its doors on April 17, 1997. Presenting a spectacle, presenting creativity that spread over large spacious galleries the museum invites visitors throughout the year. This exceptional museum offers art lovers and all visitors, the prospects to admire the splendour of a variety of collections and temporary exhibitions presented by the museum, and also contribute in the museum’s regular program and workshops.
Visitors can now witness this stunning museum that also conducts one of the largest art exhibitions in the Gulf region, which compromises of permanent collections and paintings by renowned artists. They can explore the history of the region through the captivating masterpieces of local painters and Arab artists who have a crucial impact in the local and Arab art domain.
This three-storey museum is committed to represent various artistic creations and collections of more than 500 artworks of numerous mediums and techniques, featuring a variety of expressive techniques that can ignite minds. Throughout the year, the museum holds a variety of temporary exhibitions and art events. The Art Library consists of over 4000 titles in Arabic, English and other languages, along with visual and audio materials.
Permanent museum collections include the fourth wing of the first floor at Sharjah Art Museum that displays a captivating collection of modern and contemporary Arab art. This contemporary collection is composed of paintings and sculptures by some of the most well-known artists in the Middle East: , including Abdulqader Al Rais, Louay Kayali, Bashir Sinwar, Faiq Hassan, Mohammed Yusuf and Ismail Fatah Al-Turk. They also feature collection of works by the Palestinian artist Suleiman Mansour that revolves around the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the occupied Palestinian territories. Selected paintings by the Iraqi artist Jamil Hamoudi, one of the pioneers of modern Iraqi arts and paintings by the Kuwaiti artist Thuraya Al-Baqsami, entitled “Min Wahi Failaka” (inspirations from Failaka) are also showcased at this prestigious museum.
Entry Fees: Free
Sat to Thurs: 08:00 – 20:00
Fri: 16:00 – 20:00
Timings are subject to change during public holidays and Ramadan. For more information please contact the museum.
Sharjah Art Museum
Sharjah – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 6 568 8222
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