Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art kicks off today an online summer camp for children to learn about modern and contemporary art through various educational activities highlighting the museum’s collection and exhibitions.

Mathaf invites parents whose children have keen interest in art to have them join the programme which offers a series of eight short videos catered to two age groups namely five to seven years old and eight to 12 years old.

The activities will be presented on @MathafModern IGTV weekly starting today and will continue on August 18 and 25 and September 1.

Mathaf said the summer camp is an annual program dedicated for young children to learn about the museum’s collection and exhibitions through deep observation, discussion and analysis of artworks and participating in hands-on learning activities.

Recently, Mathaf launched three major exhibitions including two major monograph exhibitions by leading women artists and an extensive survey of art and culture in Doha from 1960 till today. These exhibitions are part of the extensive programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, research projects, discussions, workshops and community events taking place in line with Mathaf’s 10th year anniversary.

The exhibitions namely “Yto Barrada: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat”, “Huguette Caland: Faces and Places” and “Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960–2020” run until November 30.

Established by Qatar Museums in partnership with Qatar Foundation, Mathaf has a significant role to play in increasing understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary artists from the Arab world.

Mathaf also provides a unique platform for rising young generation artists, as well as organising extensive education programmes, and producing authoritative documentation and peer reviewed academic research.

Work continues on the development of its pioneering Mathaf Encyclopedia, a bilingual, peer-reviewed online resource providing free in-depth information on modern and contemporary artists from Mathaf’s collection.

Source : The Peninsula

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