Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman

(3.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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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  • There is so little to do in Amman that even average galleries like this one become a sought after place to visit. None of the cab drivers know these kind of places and GPS is a must. There are 2buildi...  more »
  • The default collection is straightforward. So check out what is the special exhibition. Extra: from the Café a beautiful look at the main mosque
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  • The Good: +excellent space divided between two buildings and a public space(small park) between them, make for a very beutiful and atmospheric area. +enough to see over a few hours. +local and regiona...  more »
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  • It's very good, but it's not at this location! Two buildings with several floors of contemporary art, either side of a small park with statues. It's near the King Abdullah mosque.
  • The location is wrong. Needs to be corrected.
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  • there is no gallery here. google maps fail