We aim to provide a platform for contemporary Arab artists, to support art practices and artistic exchange, to stimulate critical discourse, and to research, document and archive Arab art.
Our story goes back to 1988. We are today a home for the arts housed in six renovated historical buildings and warehouses, with a restored archaeological site in the garden.read our story
We aim to create a productive environment for artistic exchange.
We organize specialized workshops for artists and young people.
Our Ph.D fellowship encourages research on art in the Arab world.
THE KHALID SHOMAN COLLECTION
Explore the collection of works by over 140 artists, working in a wide range of media.
We organize exhibitions, projects at The Lab, talks, films, and workshops, offer a PhD fellowship and artist residencies, publish books, and open our library and archives for research.
Overlooking downtown Amman, the historic houses of Darat al Funun date from the 1920s and 1930s.
Excavations onsite began in 1993, revealing layers of archaeological significance dating back millennia.