School Groups Tour Abu Dhabi Art
Educational tours inspiring the artists, curators, gallerists and creative professionals of tomorrow
Abu Dhabi, 10 November 2017: Students from schools in Abu Dhabi took part in educational tours of Abu Dhabi Art yesterday (Thursday), in which they explored the participating galleries to learn more about the array of installations and artworks currently adorning the iconic art fair’s halls at Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Led by their teachers and professors, and Abu Dhabi Art tour guides, the students embarked on a journey of discovery, witnessing curated exhibitions and innovative artworks from some of the UAE and world’s biggest names in artistic and cultural expression. The tour created a unique opportunity for students to engage directly with the artists and curators, and gain first-hand insight into the inspiration and origins of the extraordinary exhibitions and event programming.
Abu Dhabi Art is the culmination of a year-long programme of installations and exhibitions, talks and events that take place in various locations across the emirate. A dynamic and engaging event for all ages, the fair once again offers a diverse four-day programme of interactive workshops, dialogues and performances, spanning art, design, music and dance, in addition to a diverse range of international galleries showcasing a variety of inspiring artworks and iconic installations. Its aim is to engage the entire community, and inspire future generations of artists, curators, gallerists and creative professionals.
Open daily to the public from 2pm, Abu Dhabi Art is will run until Saturday, 11 November 2017.
Tickets are AED 50 for adults. Complimentary access will be available for students and visitors below 18 years of age. All workshops include a participation fee. For more information, or to purchase tickets, register for programme events, or view the full programme, visit abudhabiart.ae.
About The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
About Abu Dhabi Art
Abu Dhabi Art expands beyond the notion of a traditional art fair, in placing strong emphasis on a diverse public engagement programme, including art installations and exhibitions, talks and events that take place in different locations throughout the year. The culmination of this year-long programme is the Abu Dhabi Art event in November, which provides an important sales platform for participating galleries whilst also offering these galleries an opportunity to showcase ambitious installations and site specific works by their artists to an audience of over 20,000 visitors.