Sharjah Art Museum

The Sharjah Art Museum was inaugurated during the 3rd Sharjah International Arts Biennial in April 1997. The museum is the main landmark of the Arts Area.

Corniche street, Arts Area, Sharjah, UAE

Inaugurated during the 3rd Sharjah International Arts Biennial in 1997, the Sharjah Art Museum is one of the main institutions in the Art (with a total area of 111,000 sq metres) whose mission is to enrich the cultural life for the Sharjah community and its regional, national, and international visitors through its art collections and programmes.

The museum, one of the main venues of the Sharjah Biennial, hosts the collections donated by H.H. Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, the Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Spanning three floors of galleries dedicated to modern creative expression, its collection of over 300 works of art offers an amazing array of styles and interpretations created by artists from the Arab world, in a variety of media.

The Fine Art Library located at Sharjah Art Museum consists of over 4000 titles written in Arabic and English.


Contacts & Details
Sat – Thu 8am –8pm; Fri 4pm –8pm

T: +971(6) 568 8222
W: Website

Corniche street, Arts Area, Sharjah, UAE

Upcoming Exhibitions
Aïda Muluneh’s Homebound: A Journey in Photography
The exhibition is part of the initiative "Ethiopia: Modern Nation - Ancient Roots"
15 Feb 2020 - 23 May 2020
Addis Foto Fest: Nine Years Survey
The exhibition is part of the initiative "Ethiopia: Modern Nation - Ancient Roots"
15 Feb 2020 - 23 May 2020
Current Exhibitions
A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation
The exhibition features a selection from one of the most significant private collections of art in the...
12 May 2018 - 12 May 2023
Past Exhibitions
Cobra: 1000 Days of Free Art
A collection of masterpieces from one of Europe’s most powerful modern art movements has come to the...
09 Sep 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
Drawings of Gibran: A Humane Perspective
Sharjah Art Museum presents in cooperation with the Gibran National Committee the exhibition Drawings...
07 Oct 2015 - 10 Dec 2015
George Bahgory: Lasting Impressions
In the sixth edition of Lasting Impressions, Sharjah Art Museum presents the prominent Egyptian artist...
11 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
Angela Bulloch and Maria Zerres. Considering Dynamics and the Forms of Chaos
Under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Sharjah Art Museum...
10 Mar 2016 - 31 May 2016
The Short Century
Barjeel Art Foundation presents The Short Century, an exhibition of modern Arab art from throughout the...
23 Apr 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
Abdul Karim Al-Sayed: Lasting Impressions
Sharjah Art Museum presents “Lasting Impressions”, an exhibition by the late artist Abdulkarim Sayed,...
30 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination
Sharjah Art Museum presents “Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination”, co-curated by Hoor Al...
01 Mar 2017 - 03 Jun 2017
Salah El Mur: Fragrances of the Forest and Photos
An exhibition by Salah Al Mur about his childhood memories and his upbringing in his home in Sudan. His...
28 Feb 2018 - 02 Jun 2018
Mona Saudi: Poetry and Form
Presented by the Sharjah Art Foundation in collaboration with Sharjah Art Museum, “Poetry and Form”...
07 Mar 2018 - 07 Jun 2018
Annual Exhibition for Emirates Fine Arts Society
The Emirates Fine Art Society annual exhibition showcases local artists and highlights how their work...
24 Jan 2018 - 18 Mar 2018