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(العربية) فعاليات المؤسسة خلال شهري مايو ويونيو 2018 17 Jul 2018
Bait Al Zubair Newsletter – May to June 2018 15 Jul 2018
Exhibition by the Department of Photography at the Higher Technical College 08 Jul 2018
Bait Al Zubair Newsletter – April 2018 28 May 2018
Historical Angles Exhibition by Fatma Al Qassabi 18 Apr 2018
Opening of the Bait Al Zubair Art Week 11 Apr 2018
Desert Tune Exhibition by Saleem Sakhi at Gallery Sarah 09 Apr 2018
(العربية) بالتعاون مع مركز جمعة الماجد للثقافة والتراث: أسبوع ثقافي حافـل في بيـت الزبير 01 Apr 2018
Bait Al Zubair Cultural Days
“Square” Exhibition by the Photographic Society of Oman 05 Feb 2018
Bait Al Zubair’s First Festival for Sufi Music 23 Jan 2018
Lens Around The World 11 Jan 2018
“Oman Nature & Creatures’ Charm” by photographer (EFIAP’) Dr. Hamed bin Mohammed Al Gheilani 08 Jan 2018
(العربية) معرض “عمان سحر الطبيعة والكائنات” للمصور (مجيد الفياب) د. حمد بن محمد الغيلاني 28 Dec 2017
(العربية) مسابقة بيت الزبير لجماعات الأنشطة الطلابية الثقافية في مؤسسات التعليم العالي 26 Dec 2017
(العربية) مسابقة مؤسسة بيت الزبير الثانية للبحوث والدراسات النقدية في الفن التشكيلي 18 Dec 2017
روح الخيول للفنانة الإيرانية الأسترالية فريدة زريو 06 Dec 2017
(العربية) معرض”أقاصيص” للفنان التشكيلي/ علي المعمري 30 Oct 2017
STORIES: The Ali Al Mamari Exhibition, 31st October at Bait Al Zubair
Sharifa Al Maruby Fused Glass Exhibition at Gallery Sarah 27 Sep 2017
Concepts of Symbolism in Art- Workshop by Dr. Marwan Imran 17 Sep 2017
The Art and Cultural Studies Department of Bait Al Zubair Foundation is announcing the Advanced Academic Workshop 05 entitled, "Concepts of Symbolism in Art", to be facilitated by Dr. Marwan Imran on 23rd to 25th October 2017 at 3:00-5:00 pm at Bait Al Nahdhah.

Workshop Fees: 35 RO.

For inquiries and registration: artworkshop@baitalzubair.com or call 22084700
The Art and Cultural Studies Department of Bait Al Zubair Foundation is announcing the Advanced Academic Workshop 05 entitled, "Concepts of Symbolism in Art", to be facilitated by Dr. Marwan Imran on 23rd to 25th October 2017 at 3:00-5:00 pm at Bait Al Nahdhah.
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“Oman In My Soul” Exhibition by Lucia Oliva 26 Mar 2017
Under the auspices of HH. Sayyida Aliya bint Thuwaini Al Said, Bait Al Zubair hosted an iconic exhibition, “Oman in my Soul” by the Italian artist, Lucia Oliva, last Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 at 7pm.
Lucia Oliva is a self-taught artist, who grew up loving music, dancing, sculpting, painting, literature and drama. She also likes writing poems. After an early award-winning debut as a young painter, she went back to figurative arts in 2013, as a development of her long international career in the world of art as choreographer, dancer and event organizer. Her art aims to create a bridge between her soul and that of other people.
Lucia’s works as an eclectic contemporary artist is rich in astonishing scenic effects meant to be both emotional and conceptual in the eyes of the people. Her visual perspectives emanates from her love for ballet dancing and choreography which are embodied in stone, often in scenic set-ups with mirrors. As an artist, Lucia invented a unique concept to create small theatrical installations and get evocative visual effects like “trompe l'oeil” and original scenic set ups. She works on natural stone (mainly marble and volcanic one); their shapes, marked by time and incidents are characterized by music, movements or rifts, to which she gives life to her artwork called, “sculpting with colour”.
Lucia said: "I conceive art is a gift to communicate, with a universal and intuitive language, the beauty and strength that is possible to experience in each aspect of life, with the aim to create a bridge between my soul and the one of other people. The mutual enrichment among artists and art lovers is what I have always experienced in my different fields: from choreography and dancing to visual arts."
She added: “I discovered Oman only a few years ago and this land immediately conquered my soul lighting in me the desire to explore it and discover its heart better and better.
I appreciated the passion and commitment in preserving its original identity and culture, its majestic, pure and wild nature and above all its people, equally genuinely welcoming and friendly as well as proud of their traditions.
A fascinating country rich in history and treasures.
This exhibition is my homage to a unique land that captured my heart”
Her original art has been granted a fast and ever growing success and appreciation in many solo and group exhibitions. Her works are owned by private collectors in Europe as well as in India, Oman, Jordan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other countries.
The exhibition will run until the 6th of April 2017 at Bait al Oud in Bait Al Zubair from 9 am till 5.30 pm, Sunday to Thursday. For more information about “Oman in my Soul” and Bait Al Zubair Foundation’s events and activities, please call +968 22084700; fax +96824740913 or email museum@baitalzubair.com or visit our website at: www.baitalzubair.com

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Under the auspices of HH. Sayyida Aliya bint Thuwaini Al Said, Bait Al Zubair hosted an iconic exhibition, “Oman in my Soul” by the Italian artist, Lucia Oliva, last Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 at 7pm.
Lucia Oliva is a self-taught artist, who grew up loving music, dancing, sculpting, painting, literature and drama. She also likes writing poems. After an early award-winning debut as a young painter, she went back to figurative arts in 2013, as a development of her long international career in the world of art as choreographer, dancer and event organizer. Her art aims to create a bridge between her soul and that of other people.
Bait Al Zubair Foundation Receives HIPA Photography Award 14 Mar 2017
The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will be presenting the “Photography Research/Report Award” to Bait Al Zubair Foundation on its sixth annual HIPA Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 15th of March 2017 at the Dubai Opera. A first for an Omani organization, this recognition shall further uplift Bait Al Zubair’s mission of supporting both established and new generation of talented photographers. A cultural foundation which displays a vast collection of artefacts that show Oman’s rich culture and heritage, Bait Al Zubair also offers a venue for aspiring photographers to exhibit and promote their works. The Foundation has a permanent gallery displaying rare photographs of the Old Muscat, as well as Royal portraits from the early years of the Sultanate’s history.
Bait Al Zubair Foundation’s reward shall be allocated to support upcoming, young brilliant Omani photographers and to continuously provide an avenue for these skilled photographers to learn, develop, explore and exhibit their talents.
For more information on Bait Al Zubair, visit their website at www.baitalzubair.com or email museum@baitalzubair.com
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The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will be presenting the “Photography Research/Report Award” to Bait Al Zubair Foundation on its sixth annual HIPA Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 15th of March 2017 at the Dubai Opera. A first for an Omani organization, this recognition shall further uplift Bait Al Zubair’s mission of supporting both established and new generation of talented photographers.
Traditional Omani Handloom (Manual Weaving) 13 Mar 2017
The traditional Omani textile is considered an old and the most important handicraft business by the people of the Sultanate of Oman since the ancient times, and established as part of the traditional cultural infrastructure of Oman up to the present. This weaving is practiced by using traditional woody tools created by handmade across the Wilayat of Oman such as Nizwa, Suwaiq, and Batinah regions in the East, using some natural yarns such as cotton and Al-Buraisam. ( ).
One of the oldest handmade fabrics, called AlSadya, was made of cut wood whose threaded part is called, AlRazaz. ( ). Some references mentioned that the origin of these tools had been created for the first time in the third millennium BC, during the age of ancient Kingdom of Magan. ( ).
Oman was characterized as one of the largest Arab countries which produces original textiles manually from local materials such as cotton and wool. The people of Oman import cotton, wool, and silk from Eastern countries such as India and China in the event of increase in demand, specifically at the beginning of the nineteenth century A.D.
The most famous textiles made by traditional handmade or handloom are carpets, tents, saddles of horses, and some men's gowns which are often colored with threads of red , blue, green, brown and black. Most of the Omani tribes up to the present, still rely on manual fabric to cover their special needs for clothing, shelter or tents.
The traditional Omani textile is considered an old and the most important handicraft business by the people of the Sultanate of Oman since the ancient times, and established as part of the traditional cultural infrastructure of Oman up to the present. This weaving is practiced by using traditional woody tools created by handmade across the Wilayat of Oman such as Nizwa, Suwaiq, and Batinah regions in the East, using some natural yarns such as cotton and Al-Buraisam.
(العربية) مسابقة / الفوتوغرافيا في سيرة الأطلال العمانية 29 Dec 2016
(العربية) إطلاق ورشة (عيون عُمانية تحلق في الخيال) 27 Dec 2016
Opening ceremony #Infinity_time 05 Dec 2016
You are invited to the opening ceremony #Infinity_time, featuring a selection of masterpieces from Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Advanced Workshop 04: “Abstraction and Expressionism” 04 Dec 2016
Everyone is invited to Bait Al Zubair Foundation's Advanced Workshop 04: "Abstraction and Expressionism",
on 20th -23rd December 2016, daily from 3:00pm-5:30pm at Bait Al Oud.
This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Marwan Imran from the Bait Al-Zubair Foundation's Art and Culture Studies Dept.
registration fee : 50 OMR
For registration and more information, please send email to :artworkshop@baitalzubair.com
(العربية) إعلان جلسة / دور الشباب في المحافظة على الأمن الفكري للمجتمع 02 Dec 2016
إعلان مسابقة أنــا والبيئـــة 21 Nov 2016
(العربية) مسابقة مؤسسة بيت الزبير الثقافية للبحوث في مجال الدراسات النقدية 03 Nov 2016
Advanced Workshop 03 (Landscape) 05 Oct 2016
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Marwan Imran, Arts & Culture Adviser of Bait Al Zubair Foundation on the 6th-9th November 2016 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

1st day: Theoretical of Colors and Techniques (Impressionism/Realism)

2nd and 3rd days: Practical (Outdoors)

4th day: Review and Evaluation

For registration, please email: artworkshop@baitalzubair.com

Registration Fee: 50RO per person
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Marwan Imran, Arts & Culture Adviser of Bait Al Zubair Foundation on the 6th-9th November 2016 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
Bait Al Zubair Participation in Salalah Festival 2016 15 Aug 2016
For the third consecutive year, Bait Al Zubair is exhibiting at Salalah Festival from the 15th of August to 21st of August 2015 from 5pm to 11pm. The Exhibition will be at Oman Hall in the municipality recreation center.
Bait Al Zubair foundation will be exhibiting their curated selection of pieces from the unique Omani heritage collection, along with a panel exhibition about Bait Al Zubair. In addition to a selection of pictures and panel texts that reflect the unique architectural heritage of Oman, especially in Dhufar. This will give the visitor the opportunity to learn about the cultural roots of the country. The exhibition is complemented by a selection of artefacts where people can hold, feel and examine the historical items.
“The Architectural Traditions of Dhufar” Exhibition highlights the old houses of Salalah and other coastal towns of Dhufar, in particular Mirbat and Sadah, which represent a distinctive architecture within the traditions of Oman. This selection is extracted from “Oman’s Architectural Journey” book. A book which take the reader in a journey that represents an important milstone in the documentation of the heritage and culture of the Sultanate, tracing the development of Oman’s Arcitecture through thousands of years from its ancient roots to its contemporary expression.
Fahad Al Hasni, Exhibition and collection manager at Bait Al Zubair says: “Through our participation in Salalah festival, we aim to bridge the relationship between the different generations and visitors and the Omani history and civilizational dimensions of this history. Also we seek to enrich the Salalah Tourism Festival culturally through a permanent participation, which adds a unique and different value to the Festival.”
Al Hasni added: “We hope through this exhibition that people can interact with the iconic collection we have and be encouraged to come and visit to learn, encounter and feel part of Oman’s rich heritage and contemporary art.”
Bait Al Zubair foundation is the cultural and social arm of the Zubair Corporation. It is a cultural institution, its main aim is the support of the cultural work in the country and the advancement of this vital sector through multi-cultural activities.
Bait al Zubair in Muscat is open to the public Saturday to Thursday from 9.30am to 6.00pm.
For the third consecutive year, Bait Al Zubair is exhibiting at Salalah Festival from the 15th of August to 21st of August 2015 from 5pm to 11pm. The Exhibition will be at Oman Hall in the municipality recreation center.
Light and Brush 11 Apr 2016
Under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Suwaidan Al Balushi, Bait al Zubair hosted an iconic collection of “Light and Brush” by Hassan Ali Jawad and Abdulamajeed Karo yesterday night, 11th of April 2016. Continuity of life is dependent on recurrent change and evolvement; the evolvement of art depends on the creative and sensitive imagination of the artist to merge the aesthetic and natural components within the nature and create expressive pieces of art. The pictures enable the viewers to grasp the imagination of the artist and the place that created the art.
Hassan Ali Jawad was born in a place that embraces history and beauty, Muttrah - Sultanate of Oman; the beauty of his home town compelled him to display what he preserved within himself. He held the camera at a young age with the support of his father, who granted him the first camera when photography was in its infancy in the region.

His art tends to focus on human character as well as the picturesque nature. The images he grasps portray what others may bypass. He presents a unique art exhibit in which two mediums have been amalgamated as one. This exhibition is the first attempt to display his pictures which have accumulated over a long period of time. He aspires his photos to speak for themselves, without illumination.

Karooh started painting at the age of eight. He was influenced by the local Omani folklore, in addition to his childhood memories of living in Muttrah between the old houses, forts, doors and walls. He uses the artistic symbols and signs engraved on these doors with the means to enter the extravagances of these cities that are rich with artistic heritage.
He is a member of the Omani Society for Fine Art and the Youth Studio. He has participated in many local and international art exhibitions in Oman, Egypt, Dubai and New Delhi; he has won distinctive awards for his unique creative vision.

The exhibition is inspired by the idea of merging Hassan’s photographs with Karo’s brush strokes to create art which provoke perceptual sensitivity and mesmerising visions to art appreciators

The exhibition will run at Bait Al Zubair from the 12th April 2016 till the 25th April 2016 and it is open to the public from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays to Thursdays.
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Gallery Sarah to represent Oman at Art Dubai 20 Jan 2016
As the leading international contemporary art fair for the Middle East and South Asia, Art Dubai has become the essential gathering place for collectors, artists and art professionals from across the region and beyond. Art Dubai 2016 is being heralded as the most internationally diverse edition to date, with galleries from Ghana, Lithuania, Oman, Palestine, and Sri Lanka, participating for the first time.
Gallery Sarah will be participating this year with the work of Oman –born artist Radhika Khimji to represent the Gallery at Art Dubai Contemporary. Radhika graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in 2005. Previous solo exhibitions include B-Sides at Nature Morte Gallery in India (2009), Safe landings at Barka Castle in Oman (2010), Found Gesture at the Katara art Center in Qatar (2012). Her work was also part of the Jogja Biennale (2013), Fragments 2 at Gallery Sarah (2014), the 4th Ghetto Biennale, Port –Au – Prince, Haiti (2015) and more recently 6th Marrakesh Biennale, Marrakesh, Morocco (2016).

Khimji’s work is lodged at a crossroads between multiple polarities. It is at once a painting, a drawing and a collage; it s also an embroidery and a sculpture. By combining all of these elements, images overlap with one another to create strange, new hybrids. Her work is also informed primarily by the materiality and physicality of the making process. Existing in a state of transit, these works inhabit a space of movement and change. They reflect upon displacement and identity as a way to render them abstract from their loaded histories. Khimji explores states of being and non-being and the re-contextualization of movement and the body.

The tenth edition of Art Dubai takes place March 16-19, 2016, at Madinat Jumeirah. Besides the gallery halls, the fair's extensive programme includes commissioned projects and performances, artists' and curators' residencies, educational workshops, the unveiling of works by the winners of the annual Abraaj Group Art Prize and the critically acclaimed Global Art Forum.

Art Dubai has become a cornerstone of the region’s fast-growing contemporary arts community. Recognised as one of the most globalised meeting points in the art world today, Art Dubai places an emphasis on maintaining its intimate, human scale while foregrounding quality and diversity.

This year, for the first time, Gallery Sarah will be representing Oman at the prestigious fair. Located in the historical part of Old Muscat and part of the Bait Al Zubair Museum complex, Gallery Sarah is a unique contemporary art gallery which opened its doors in 2013. The gallery exhibits artworks including, but not limited to paintings, graphics, calligraphy, installations, sculpture and photography. Apart from trying to create a strong connection between established and emerging Omani artists and the international art world, Gallery Sarah also supports and has an appreciation for work by a wide variety of talented Arab artists from around the Gulf and international artists.

Art Dubai is open to the public in Madinat Jumeirah, UAE from the 16th of March till the 19th of March.

For more information please visit us on social media or email farah.asqul@baitalzubair.com