Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman

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The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is a major contemporary art museum located in Amman, Jordan. The Official inauguration of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (JNGFA) was held under the patronage of His Majesty the late King Hussein and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein and was Established in by the Royal Society of Fine Arts, the museum's permanent collection " comprises over 2000 works including paintings, prints, sculptures, prints, sculptures, photographs, installations, weavings, and ceramics by more than 800 artists from 59 countries mainly in Asia and Africa."CollectionsThe museum's permanent collection includes work from artists from "Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kabardino Balkaria, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal. Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Former Republic of Yugoslavia."Museum facilitiesThe museum building renovation and expansion under architect Mohamed al-Asad received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007.70 Years of Contemporary Jordanian ArtUnder the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, The Royal Society of Fine Arts was organising Jordan’s Largest Art Exhibition and hosted an art exhibition titled “70 Years of Contemporary Jordanian Art”, on May 21, 2013. The event was showcasing over 200 works created by 195 Jordanian artists from different generations and includes paintings, sculpture, video art, photography, graphic arts, ceramics and installations thus offering viewers a wide spectrum of creativity by Jordanian artists.
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  • I was very lucky to stumble upon this little gem when walking at al Weibdeh, and they had some sketches from the amazing Jubran Khalil Jubran, as well as original photographs of Frida Khalo and her hu...  more »
  • I loved this gallery. It's off the main street, get a taxi to it then wander around the 3 floors. I had a coffee in the cafe and relaxed. The art work is fabulous and contemporary.  more »
  • A variety of interesting pieces from Jordan, Morocco, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia and India. Lovely Jordan Pure Felt exhibition. Quiet library and tea room on 2nd floor. Very pleasant place to visit for a...  more »
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  • Love it! Well displayed and presented , despite it didn't have an extensive collection! Love also the little cosy coffee with an amazing top view Amman! The mini-shop is also really nice with handcraft-souvenirs!
  • 2 buildings and the public park between them. Main building is mostly contemporary art, some of it quite cool. Other building seems to be for exhibitions. €5 entrance fee not covered by Jordan pass makes it expensive. Cafe space is expensive but a bit cool.
  • Worth a visit if you are into contemporary art. The artworks are mainly from artist from Jordan and around. Anyhow, there weren't too many artworks I enjoyed in particular. Moreover, the whole arrangement lacks some "love", especially I was confused by one floor that had lights switched off so you could not see the artworks too well. Entrance fee is 5 JD.
  • It's two building on opposite sides of a nice small park. Both buildings are dull of really interesting art work. Well set up. Just a bit pricey at 5JD.
  • Excellent and lovely Art Gallery, beautiful artwork and the staff is very helpful. The garden between the two buildings belongs also to the National Gallery of Fine Arts. I recommend a visit

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