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Experience a window into the world of the art collector in this ground breaking historical exhibition that will showcase major works from some of the leading names in Post-War American art from Larry Gagosian’s never before seen ‎private collection. 22 September 2010 – 24 January 2011 Daily 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Arts Abu Dhabi Gallery, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Download the map to Manarat Al Saadiyat by clicking here. Click here.. Read More

An exhibition from and for the Community

Building on its public outreach, TDIC will, for the first time, extend the exhibition beyond the walls of Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island to share the experience with the people of the UAE in outdoor public spaces.  As the aim of the temporary exhibitions created by TDIC is to engage the community in a vibrant cultural and artistic effervescence that Abu Dhabi and the UAE are witnessing, the exhibition will also feature.. Read More

Education

alking Art: Louvre Abu Dhabi – Children´s Workshops A series of hands on art workshops for 11-16 year olds will complement the Louvre Abu Dhabi experience. Taking place every Monday between 10am-12pm, these workshops explore art history and involve specialist art techniques. All workshops take place in Emirates Palace, free admission but prior registration is essential. Decoration and symbols in religious art and artefacts – 8 and 22 June, 10am-12pm Falcons, finery and.. Read More

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Talking Art Series is a monthly series of lectures taking place in the framework of the launch of the Louvre Abu Dhabi; a universal museum addressing the historic achievements of the world’s major cultures as seen from a traditional crossroads of trade and cultural exchange. Beginning in September 2011, and bringing together eminent specialists, museum curators and academics, the illustrated lectures will focus on key questions of art history to introduce the public.. Read More

Participating galleries for 2009

Offering a fresh perspective on modern and contemporary art as seen from the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi Art brought together a selection of the best artists, galleries and dealers from around the world. The fair also offered a selection of informative talks, presentations and performances, which open to all visitors. Acquavella Galleries (New York, USA) * Agial Art Gallery (Beirut, Lebanon) Al-Ma’mal Foundation (Jerusalem, Palestine) ** Art Sawa Gallery (Dubai, UAE).. Read More

Workshop for Adults – From Image to Word: Text Paintings

Wednesday 19th January 2011, 11:00 – 13:00, Manarat Al Saadiyat Often seen as social comments or blurring the line between writing and painting, Word Art offers a range of possibilities. Experiment with painting techniques and processes to produce a personal and original artwork based on the use of text. (Ages 18 and above) Workshop for Teens – Make a Statement: Text Paintings Wednesday 19th January 2011, 11:00 – 13:00, Manarat Al Saadiyat Often seen.. Read More

Talks and Lectures

Talking Art: RSTW, Re: Collections Larry Gagosian and Anne Baldassari in conversation with Nicholas Cullinan Wednesday 22nd September 2010, 18:30 – 20:30, Manarat Al Saadiyat Nicholas Cullinan, Curator of International Modern Art, Tate Modern will examine with Larry Gagosian and Anne Baldassari issues of private collecting and curation.  The conversation will focus on Larry Gagosian´s history of involvement with these artists and Anne Baldassari´s concept and selection process of the works from the private.. Read More

What will our world be like in 2050

What will our world be like in 2050? And how will it be influenced by the decisions we make? Eco Future is a family focused exhibition that gives glimpses of a world in the future and explores how we will all survive on a changing planet.  Opening on 27 September 2012 to coincide with United Nations’ World Tourism Day, this exhibition will run for an entire year on Saadiyat Island. In this thought-provoking, interactive exhibition.. Read More

Workshops

Children´s Workshop – Art in 3-D: Exploring Sculpture Monday 6th December 2010, 17:00 – 18:00, Manarat Al Saadiyat Inspired by artist´s works in the RSTW exhibition, have fun as you build and construct your own sculpture using a variety of simple and safe materials. (6-11) Workshops for Adults: Lost and Found: Art from Found Objects Wednesday 8th December 2010, 16:30 – 18:30, Manarat Al Saadiyat Marcel Duchamp asserted that any object chosen by.. Read More

Treasures of the World’s Cultures

Treasures of the World’s Cultures is the second in a series of exhibitions, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, in collaboration with the British Museum, in preparation for the launch of the Zayed National Museum at the Saadiyat Cultural District. Bringing life to elements of human history dating back 2 million years, the exhibition addresses some universal themes, such as leadership, heritage and faith, that will also be found in the.. Read More