Museums

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 temporary exhibitions, its various programmes and workshops.

The museum, one of the main venues of the Sharjah Biennial, offers a comprehensive insight into the history of the region through masterpieces in different media and techniques by local and Arab painters who contributed significantly to the artistic development of the area. Throughout the year, the museum holds a variety of temporary exhibitions and art events.

The Fine Art Library located at Sharjah Art Museum consists of over 4000 titles written in Arabic, English, and other languages, besides an archive of visual and audio materials.

 

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Sat – Thu 8am –8pm; Fri 4pm –8pm
ADMISSION:
Free
T: +971(6) 568 8222
M: info@smd.gov.ae
W: Sharjah Art Museum

ADDRESS
Corniche street, Arts Area, Sharjah, UAE

ESTABLISHED
1997
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Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Fairytales Come True: Worlds From the Imagination of Hans Christian Andersen
Organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) in celebration of the writer's life and work
01 Mar 2020 - 30 May 2020
Sharjah Art Museum
Exhibitions
Homebound: A Journey in Photography
The exhibition is part of the initiative "Ethiopia: Modern Nation - Ancient Roots"
23 Mar 2020 - 30 May 2020
Sharjah Art Museum
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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 - 30 May 2023
Sharjah Art Museum
Past Exhibitions
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination
Sharjah Art Museum presents “Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination”, co-curated by Hoor Al Qasimi...
01 Mar 2017 - 03 Jun 2017
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum
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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
Sharjah Art Museum