Five things to do in Qatar this week: August 30 to September 5
If you are in the same boat as us and wondering what to do with some extra time on your hands, why not consider the following recommendations.
We have assembled a list of events happening this week for you to explore.
Make sure to take all necessary precautions outlined by MoPH such as wearing protective masks, downloading the Ehteraz application, and maintaining social distancing while you are outside.
1. Exhibitions at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Dates: August 2 to November 30, 2020
Where: Education City, Qatar Foundation
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Entry: Book your tickets online
Three unique exhibitions await you at Mathaf Museum!
2. Chess Club
Dates: September 2, 2020
Where: Online playing platform: lichess.org
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Entry: Click here to register
Did you know that chess improves memory, problem-solving, and IQ? It is also a wonderful way to improve focus, flex those creativity muscles, and most importantly, kids have fun playing. Join everyone on Chess.com to learn the basics, make some friends, and enjoy a little bit of competition.
3. Research 101 for middle and high school students
Dates: August 31, 2020
Where: Click here to register
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
This session will introduce students in grades 6 to 12 to the many resources that the library offers to support their learning and research needs. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
4. Al Markhiya Gallery- Exhibition
Dates: August 18 to September 4, 2020
Al Markhiya Gallery presents an exclusive online exhibition of works by Sudanese artist, Rashid Diab. Born and raised in Wad Medani, Rashid has always been fascinated with travel and the discovery of new places, people, and different ways of living.
While studying in Spain his fascination brought him to deeply appreciate his diverse Sudanese Heritage and he has developed an extensive vocabulary of images and subject matter drawn directly from his cultural history.
Painting has always been an intrinsic part of his being, connecting him to the wider world. The creative process for Rashid reflects his humanity; the expression of his emotions and compassion for the universal world translated through color shape and form.
5. Picasso's Studios
Dates: Until November 1, 2020
Where: Fire Station, Gallery Museum
Picasso’s Studios exhibition is taking place at the Fire Station, Gallery Garage until November 1, 2020.
Picasso’s Studios, organized in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, looks at the intimate examination of Pablo Picasso’s places of creation throughout his life, from his arrival in Paris around 1900 as a young artist to his last stay in the South of France, in the city of Mougins.
Picasso occupied many studios over the course of his storied career, and they bear a close connection to his development of iconic movements in Modern art history.
From the exceptional collections of the Musée national Picasso-Paris the objects on view range from landmark paintings to sculpture, drawings, engravings, and ceramic works. They are the works that Picasso kept in his studios, the works from which he did not want to be separated from.
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