On this day in
1920 Dave Brubeck, American composer and pianist was born
1942 Peter Handke , avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright was born
Mathaf hosts exhibitions, programs and events that explore and celebrate art by Arab artists.
The Museum of Islamic Arts will provide a stunning environment in which to showcase its extensive store of treasures from across the Islamic world. Designed by I.M. Pei, the Museum will have nearly 45,000 square meters of exhibition space available, in addition to generous education, conservation and presentation areas to host a rich and varied Islamic collection spanning three continents and thirteen centuries, from the 7th to the end of the 19th century.