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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

The Sharjah Art Museum is the first purpose-built art museum in the Gulf region, born with the mission to enrich the cultural life of Sharjah community and its regional, national, and international visitors through its art collections and temporary exhibitions, its various programmes and workshops.

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.

The curator of the Sharjah Art Museum is Alya Mohamed Al Mulla.

 

 

 

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

ADDRESS
Corniche street, Arts Area, Sharjah, UAE

ESTABLISHED
1997
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Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Memory sews together events that hadn’t previously met
Drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, artworks in the exhibition reflect the manifold ways in which artists in the Arab world have responded to socio-political events and the human condition across the twentieth century.
07 Apr 2021 - 30 May 2023
Sharjah Art Museum
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Museum Collection: Modern and Contemporary Arab Art
The Sharjah Art Museum’s collection embodies the richness and diversity of modern and contemporary art produced in the Arab World during the past fifty years.
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2022
Sharjah Art Museum
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Aref Al Rayess
This major retrospective presents a largely unknown body of work created by the prolific Lebanese artist Aref El Rayess (1928–2005). The exhibition includes a wide range of paintings, drawings, works on paper, sculptures and tapestries that together reveal the rich and complex artistic practice of this important Arab modernist.
26 Feb 2022 - 01 Aug 2022
Sharjah Art Museum
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Modern and Contemporary Arab Art Collection
The group exhibition groups modern and contemporary Arab art pieces
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
Sharjah Art Museum
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Homebound: A Journey in Photography Virtual tour exhibition
The two-part exhibition previously on view at the museum, is now open online for virtual tours
23 Mar 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
Sharjah Art Museum
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Baya Mahieddine: Lasting Impressions
The 11th annual exhibition dedicated to artists from the Middle East
24 Feb 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
Sharjah Art Museum
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
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
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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
Sharjah Art Museum
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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