Darat Al Funun: The Khalid Shoman Foundation

Shaaban, Jordan


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Founded by Khalid Shoman, a philanthropist who made his fortune with the Arab Bank, Darat Al Funun (also known as the Shoman Foundation) is an art gallery in central Amman that showcases the work of contemporary Arab artists. The museum is housed in a cluster of historic houses in Amman, so in addition to viewing interesting art shows, you can get a sense of the charming residential architecture. Exhibits, which are shown in four galleries, include works from the permanent collection and visiting shows. Local artists can use the studios, printing facilities and library on the premises.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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