Culture and Community

The Founder's Memorial, a new cultural attraction commemorating the UAE's founding President, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has opened in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.

On the 14th anniversary of his death, Al Watan Al Arabi magazine launched a website dedicated to its founder, the writer Walid Abou Zahr. This comemorative website is a compilation of pictures and achievements in the press field as well as a biography of one of the greatest journalists in the Arab world.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan and held by NYU Abu Dhabi in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), the winning submission of the sixth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award has been announced by the annual Selection Committee of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award.

Culminating its third season, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) hosts the Middle East premiere of Noura this May, a production directed by newly appointed NYUAD Associate Arts Professor Joanna Settle.  This groundbreaking production of Heather Raffo’s thought-provoking play received broad acclaim in a its recent world premiere produced by Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theater Company, in association with Octopus Theatricals.

Ayyam Gallery Dubai (11 Alserkal Avenue) is pleased to announce Hybrids, a solo exhibition by Rashid Al Khalifa. Hybrids will present a selection of wall-mounted installations from six different series from 2010 to 2017.