Former Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosny to hold solo exhibition at Bahrain National Museum

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Jan 2022

Former Egyptian culture minister Farouk Hosny will display 45 of his works created over the past two years during the upcoming solo exhibition at Bahrain National Museum.

Farouk Hosny

This is the second solo exhibition by Hosny, after he had his first at the same museum in Manama in 1992. His upcoming show will kick off on 11 January and continue until 5 February.

Hosny has exhibited his works extensively in Egypt and the Arab region with the most recent ones being in Kuwait among numerous other shows in Egypt.

Throughout the decades, Hosny also held exhibitions at the Metropolitan in New York, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale in Miami, the National Museum of Vienna of Austria, the Tokyo Museum of Japan, the Carrousel Museum of the Louvre, Le Vittoriano Museum in Rome, amont others.

Hosny graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Alexandria in 1964. At a young age, he assumed the prestigious position of heading the Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome, and he was later appointed as the minister of culture of Egypt until his retirement in 2011.

In 2019, he founded the Farouk Hosny Foundation of Culture and Arts which aims to serve the community through the development of culture awareness and support of young art creators.

The Bahrain National Museum is among the most important cultural institutions in Manama, Bahrain. The largest and oldest public museum in Bahrain (opened in 1988), the edifice is adjacent to the National Theatre of Bahrain, both standing at the large cultural complex covering 27,800 square meters. The museum's halls present art and heritage of Bahrain as well as modern works by Bahraini and other Arab artists.

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