Hoping to bring art and culture closer to the community, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced a series of weekly activities for the public to join.
Running until 30th April, the weekly programmes will provide actual experiences to foster love and appreciation of the arts and local traditions.
“More than a home for our collection and international exhibitions, Louvre Abu Dhabi functions as a social space, and we hope that our new public programming will stimulate our visitors’ imagination and help facilitate lively encounters,” said Catherine Monlouis-Félicité, Director of Education and Cultural Engagement at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Sketching under the dome
Award-winning Emirati artists Asmaa AlRmeithi will conduct fun and creative weekly sketching session under the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome.
Free access with museum ticket. No reservation is required. Suitable for children aged 8 and above. Materials will be available, and no prior experience is necessary. Every Tuesday 4 – 5.30 pm at the Ottoman pavement – Dome Plaza.
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Is it your child's dream to become an artist? Add some creativity to their museum visit by signing them up to participate in one of our exciting workshops. Inspired by our collection and exhibitions, there is plenty to choose from for everyone's tastes. 📸 Waleed Shah ___ هل يريد أن يصبح فناناً حين يكبر؟ أحلام طفلك قد تصبح حقيقة إذا شجّعته على الإبداع! فورش العمل التي نقدّمها تطلق العنان لخيال الطفل وتنمي إبداعه الفني لتضفي لمسة خاصة على زيارة العائلة للمتحف
Open stage performances
Young talents composed of student choirs and soloists from The British School Al Khubairat and Raha International School will command the stage to entertain museum visitors.
Free access with museum ticket. Performances are suitable for all ages. Every Thursday 5 – 6 pm at the Dome Plaza.
Al Ayyala performances
Emirati tradition is in full display as local performers conduct the traditional local dance Al-Ayyala – a routine that combines poetry, dancing and traditional drumming.
Trivia: Since 2014, Ayala has been recognised by UNESCO as a Living Intangible Heritage.
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Curious to learn more about the Emirati culture? 🇦🇪 Consisting of dance, drum music and poetry, Al Ayyala is an impressive traditional performance that has been practiced for generations by people across the Gulf region. Discover it at the museum this afternoon from 4pm and 6pm. 📸 Stephen Godenzie ___ هل ترغب بالتعرّف أكثر على الثقافة الإماراتية؟ إذاً لا بد لك من حضور عرض العيالة التقليدي الذي يقوم على الرقص والشعر على وقع الطبول. فالعيالة من أروع الفنون التقليدية التي اشتهر بها شعب الخليج العربي على امتداد أجيال. اكتشفها مباشرة في المتحف اليوم بين الساعة ٤ و٦ مساءً.
Free access with museum ticket for the performance under the Dome. Every Friday and Saturday at 4 pm and 5 pm, under the Dome and at the main entrance of Louvre Abu Dhabi.
For more information, contact 600 565 566. www.louvreabudhabi.ae