Darat al Funun

Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation

Founded in 1988 by Suha Shoman, Darat al Funun is a "home for the arts", and has become a meeting place for artists, a hub for artistic practices, experimentation and critical discourse, and an oasis for researchers and fellows.

Housed in six renovated historical buildings and warehouses, with a restored archaeological site in the garden, it creates a unique encounter between art, architecture, archaeology, and landscaping. For more information about the buildings and exhibition spaces, see the photo tour.

Darat al Funun holds and exhibits the Khalid Shoman Collection of contemporary art of the Arab world, organizes curated exhibitions, talks, film screenings, and educational programs; supports experimental projects at the Lab, hosts performances and concerts, offers a PhD fellowship and artist residencies, and publishes books and catalogues.

In 2018 Darat al Funun celebrates its 30 Year's Anniversary with a year-long program of events.

Address, opening hours

Darat al Funun
The Khalid Shoman Foundation
Nadim Al-Mallah St 13
Jabal al Weibdeh
Opening hours:
Sat - Thu 10 am - 7 pm
Fri closed

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