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Last chance to discover masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti at Doha’s Fire Station


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Only four days are left for art and culture enthusiasts to experience Qatar Museums’ (QM) smash hit exhibition that is dedicated to two of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966).

The exhibition taking place at the Fire Station’s Garage Gallery, Picasso-Giacometti showcases more than 120 works by these two artists, drawn from the prominent collections of the Musée national Picasso-Paris and the Fondation Giacometti in Paris, as well as excellent loans from French and other international collections which involves covering paintings, sculptures, sketches, photographs and interviews with the artists.

The exhibition tells the rare and fascinating relationship between Picasso and Giacometti. It reveals the previously unknown relationship between the two artists, who, despite an age gap of twenty years, shared many key moments during their distinguished careers, both on a personal and professional level.

 Director of Qatar Museums’ Fire Station,Khalifa Al Obaidly,said: 

“It has been an honour to host an exhibition of this calibre that pays tribute to two of the most legendary artists of our time. We are extremely impressed by the levels of engagement generated from the local community, which have undoubtedly contributed to the success of the exhibition.”

He added: 

“At QM, we are committed to bringing significant artists to Qatar in the hope to inspire a creative generation and enrich the lives of all those who live and visit the country. This is a show that should not be missed, and we urge the community that haven’t seen it yet to visit before it’s too late.”

The exhibition, organised into six sections, showcases the different aspects of each artist’s production, including the development of their work as young artists through to their modernist creations, and shows the similarities between their works, the influence of the surrealist movement, and the return to realism during the post-war period.

The show includes important works by each artist, such as: Self Portrait (1901), Woman Throwing a Stone (1931) and The She Goat (1950) by Picasso, and Flower in Danger (1932), Tall Woman (1960), and Walking Man (1960) by Giacometti, presented alongside rare and fragile casts, some newly discovered drawings and photographic archives.

Exhibition Information:

22 February – 21 May 2017
Garage Gallery, Fire Station

Free entry

Opening Hours 

Sunday    10:00 – 20:00
Monday    10:00 – 20:00
Tuesday    10:00 – 20:00
Wednesday    10:00 – 20:00
Thursday    10:00 – 20:00
Friday        14:00 – 20:00
Saturday    10:00 – 20:00