Riwaq al Fikr: Manuel Borja-Villel

Manarat al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi

Another in Abu Dhabi Festival's ongoing discussion series of "insightful dialogue between thought leaders, diplomats, cultural leaders and the general public". Dr Borja-Villel is a respected authority on modern and contemporary art and also counts as one of the most [...]

Free, but pre-register

Career Conversations: The Museum

NYUAD Art Gallery Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

Manal Ataya, Director-General of Sharjah Museums Authority (and one of our 50 to Follow) launches the first in the NYUAD Art Gallery's new series of Career Conversations. Should be interesting ...

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Reframing Museums

Online

A first-of-its-kind virtual symposium organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi and NYU Abu Dhabi, with a three-day programme addressing challenges and responsibilities facing museums today and especially in the time of Covid. The format sees roundtable panel discussions, break-out groups, and [...]

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Hekayah | The Story

Online

The sixth annual collection of poets, spoken word artists, musicians, and storytellers who come together to celebrate UAE National Day at The Arts Center NYUAD will this year explore themes of home, belonging, and the arts in an interconnected world [...]

Free

The Evolving Museum: Adapting, Learning and Exhibiting in the New Era

Online

Sharjah Museums Authority continues to provide something of a beacon of leadership in museology; this two-day online conference presents museum experiences from around the world and provides an opportunity for museum professionals to discuss what makes an engaging and inclusive [...]

Free

Wonder and Inspiration: Venice and the Arts of Islam

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Sharjah

Here's another exhibition which demonstrates the far-reaching influence of Islam – especially in the arts, and primarily in Europe. Held in collaboration with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, the body set up in 2008 to manage and develops the city’s [...]

General admission AED 10

Culture Bus: Dubai

Art Jameel and Museum of the Future Dubai

Warehouse421's useful guided trips outside Abu Dhabi continue with this two-parter. In the morning it's the Jameel Arts Center and its exhibitions by Fahd Burki and Taus Makhacheva (both recommended); after lunch (not included) it's a couple of hours of [...]

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Culture Bus: Sharjah

[various Sharjah locations]

Warehouse421's useful guided trips outside Abu Dhabi continue with this guided tour through Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah Art Foundation, and Maraya Arts Center. Current exhibitions there include works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Khalil Rabah, and Cristiana de Marchi. There's a [...]

AED 30

LAST CHANCE Wonder and Inspiration: Venice and the Arts of Islam

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Sharjah

Here's another exhibition which demonstrates the far-reaching influence of Islam – especially in the arts, and primarily in Europe. Held in collaboration with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, the body set up in 2008 to manage and develops the city’s [...]

General admission AED 10

Culture Bus: Dubai

Alserkal Avenue and Museum of the Future Dubai

Warehouse421's useful guided trips outside Abu Dhabi continue with this two-parter. In the morning it's Alserkal Avenue and its galleries (not sure how many will have live exhibitions); after lunch (not included, but there are many options in Alserkal Avenue) [...]

AED 175