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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  • October 3, 2017
    Although I wasn't planning on visiting any galleries while here in Jordan, I'm quite glad I was recommended to visit this one. Fantastic Arts, it was a good destination to spend a few hours at, especi...  more »
  • September 9, 2017
    And yet, some 80 years to 2017 here an extraordinary palette of the Maghreb and the Mashreq Arab artists. All styles are represented etchings paintings watercolors sculptures... All the works are not exceptional, of course, and the names of the artists are difficult to remember, but go for it you will not regret. The two buildings are on part and the other a square where there are also outdoor sculptures.
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  • September 9, 2017
    It has a collection of several forms of paintings, its quite and peaceful. You will feel surrounded by colors and creativity. no entrance fee. It has a park opposite to it, visit that as well.  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    Very quiet and open. Wheelchair accessible. There is a park infront, nice for families with children and for teenagers, they ride bikes and play some soccer there. The people are very friendly and welcoming.
  • July 9, 2017
    Must visit if you're in Amman. Make sure you stop by the coffee shopvat the rooftop with great coffee and local teas...
  • June 18, 2017
    It is a good place for whom searching to see different art pieces from different area for Arabic artist ....
  • March 19, 2017
    This is a well laid out gallery on two sites with a sculpture park between the two, celebrating the best in modern Middle Eastern art.
  • December 10, 2016
    The exhibition was supposed to be open till 8:00PM, we went there at 6:00 and they were closing and asked us to make a quick tour. They literally turned off lights while we were inside.

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