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Work of 20th century Arab artists displayed in exhibition at Emirates Palace

May 29, 2014

ABU DHABI, 29th May, 2014 (WAM) -- An exhibition, entitled 'Sky Over the East', which presents a selection of works by leading Arab artists of the 20th century, opened in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

The exhibition, organised by Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation in partnership with Barjeel Art Foundation, also commemorates International Museum Day 2014, an annual initiative by the International Council of Museums that seeks to promote museum issues in society.

The event showcases 54 works by 48 artists from 12 countries and seeks to contextualise key milestones from the region s modern history while testifying to the artist s role as a vital contributor to the intellectual development of society.

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, who inaugurated the event, said that the exhibition aims to strengthen links between cultures and nations through art, and serves to remind us of gifted artists from the past.

Many of the featured art-work are collected from leading public institutions across the world, which include creations by Shakir Hassan Al Said, Hassan Sharif, Ibrahim Salahi and Mona Saudi.

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Co-operation, Hoda Al-Khamis Kanoo, Founder and Director of the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation and a number of acclaimed artists also attended the opening.

The exhibition will be open to the public until June 27th, 2014.

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Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM) (United Arab Emirates)

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