Art

Museums for free on World Tourism Day

10 Sep 2014
Ahmed Mutawa, director of the Archaeological Sites Development Department, said all museums will be for free on World Tourism Day on 27 September in order to encourage visitors to see Egypt’s diverse heritage.  He said the...
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TEDx Cairo presents Hany al-Masry: An Egyptian artist icon

14 Jul 2014
In a cozy two-floor coffee shop on Cairo's Nile river banks in Zamalek, TEDx Cairo featured a speech by an inspiring artist Hany al-Masry, an Egyptian concept designer and illustrator, who told a captivated audience his story of...
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Russia erects statue for prominent Egyptian writer

13 Mar 2014
Mohamed al-Badry, the Egyptian ambassador to Moscow, unveiled a statue of the Egyptian thinker and writer Abbas Mahmoud al-Akkad on Thursday at the Russian Research University, coinciding with the 125th anniversary of his birth.   The...
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Art Day to be inaugurated Thursday after 33-year suspension

13 Mar 2014
Interim president Adly Mansour will inaugurate on Thursday evening the Art Day after 33 years of suspension.Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, Culture Minister Mohamed Saber Arab, Information Minister Dorreya Sharaf Eddin, head of the General...
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Cartoon exhibition on environment features 35 artists

Cartoon exhibition on Environment 
22 Jan 2014
Cartoonists George Bahjory and Gomaa Farhat open on Wednesday a cartoon exhibition entitled "alarm," organized by the Egyptian Society for Cartoons, in collaboration with the Goethe Institute's Tahrir Lounge project. The...
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'A Human Being' wins Arab Mobile Film Festival award

Director Islam Belal
20 Jan 2014
The Egyptian film A Human Being won the top prize in the Arab Mobile Film Festival in Amsterdam this year.   Judges said the film was selected because of the unique humanitarian issue it tackles.   The film's...
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Not your grandma’s furniture

04 Jan 2014
Pull up a chair as these two Cairo-based furniture designers will keep you at the edge of your seat.   Mariam Elias, of Paradoxia, and Ahmed Abuzaid, of Block B Furniture, will be featured on Saturday at Vent in Downtown Cairo, in the...
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15-year anniversary exhibit opens at Townhouse Gallery

11 Dec 2013
This month, Townhouse Gallery in Downtown Cairo celebrates its 15-year anniversary with three new exhibits, including pieces from reputable local artists shown in Egypt for the first time.   What started as an old paper factorn...
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Opera House remembers 39th anniversary of Farid al-Atrash’s death

11 Dec 2013
The Opera House will stage a concert next Thursday in commemoration of the 39th anniversary of artist Farid al-Atrash’s death. The National Arab Music Ensemble will perform at the concert led by Maestro Selim Sahab.   Several...
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Prominent Egyptian poet Negm dies at 84

03 Dec 2013
Owner of Meritt Publishing House, Mohamed Hashem, said that the Egyptian vernacular poet Ahmed Fouad Negm died Tuesday morning at the age of 84 years, after struggling with a fatal illness.   Hashem expressed sorrow over the death of...
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