Don't miss the 13th Annual Traditional Crafts Festival show at the Gezira Museum

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 20 Oct 2020

Traditional handicrafts exhibition
Traditional handicrafts exhibition

Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211

The Complex of Arts

“Treasures of Our Art Museums 5”, an exquisite exhibition showcases a selection of paintings and sculpture by European artists such as Paul Gauguin, Rodin, Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Edgar Degas (closing 31 October). 


Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Salah Taher gallery

A duet exhibition of oil paintings by Hanaa Haraz and Mohamed Wassif (22-28 October).

Ziad Bakir (Music Library) gallery 

Oil paintings by artist Maaen Altaay (22-28 October).

Palace of Arts 

The 59th Cairo Salon entitled, “Aura and Uniqueness of Contemporary Egyptian Art” features artworks by 85 artists representing different generations and honours nine artists: George Bahgory, Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, Medhat Nasr, Tarek Zabady, Abdel-Moneim Alhyawan, Mustafa Abdel-Moaaty, and Rabab Nemr and Zeinab Alsaginy

(13 October- 3 November). 

Gezira Museum

Alhadara Cinema Hall

This year, the 13th Annual Traditional Crafts Festival’s exhibition is entitled “Traditional Crafts in the Eyes of Islamic Cairo” 

(25-29 October). 



3A, Degla St, off Furat St, Mohandessein, Tel 01111 665868

Oil, aquarelle and pastel paintings shown for the first time by artist Abdel-Aaal (closing 26 October).



Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre

1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103 

A permanent exhibition of the centre’s ceramic, brass, jewellery and khayameya products. 


Easel and Camera Contemporary art gallery 

Dreamland Golf Club, Hilton Pyramids Golf, Al Wahat Road, 6th of October, 01091267165/01001834449

“Out Loud: No More Boring Art!!” is an open-air group exhibition of artworks by Egyptian artists, as well as two Middle Eastern sculptors: Bassam Kyrillos (Lebanon) and Ali Nouri (Iraq). 

Egyptian artists include well-known sculptors such as Adam Henein, Abdel-Aziz Saab, Al Sayed Abdu Sleem, Reda Abdel-Salam

Other artists include Mohamed Abla (painting), Abdel-Maguid Ismail (sculpture), Abdel-Rahman Alsayed (sculpture), Ahmed Barakat (photography), Ahmed Abdel-Wahab (sculpture), Alshaimaa Darwish (sculpture), Hana Tawakol (photography), Mahmoud Roshdy (ceramics), Marwa Zakaria (ceramics), Mohamed Abu-Alnaga (painting), Mohamed Bassiouny (painting), and Osama Emam (ceramics) (16 October-30 November). 


Gezira Arts Centre

1 Al-Sheikh Al-Marsafi St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2737 3298/96

Ahmed Sabri Hall

“Visions from My Visual Lexicon”, sculptures by Mustafa Al-Razzaz (14-29 October). 

Al-Hussein Fawzi Hall

“The Butterfly’s Shadow”, paintings by Rania Alhakeem (14-29 October).

Ragheb Ayad Hall

“40 Years of Ceramic”, ceramics by Fathia Maatouq 

(14-29 October).


Al-Ghouri Caravansary

Imam Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St with Al-Azhar, Tel 02 2514 7475

Permanent exhibition of the handicraft centre’s products, including pottery, brass artworks and jewellery.


House of Egyptian Architecture

4 Darb Al-Tebana St, Al Darb Al Ahmar, Tel 012 6296 5078

Group exhibition of the works produced by students of the Architecture Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University

(13- 30 October).


The Italian Cultural Institute 

Part of the activities of the Twentieth edition of the Italian Language Week in the World, the virtual exhibition on the Italian comics organised by “Lucca Comics”, the largest international festival of painting, taking place in Lucca, Tuscany, will showcase the historical and contemporary production of the Italian comics. 

The launch of video-technology readings of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy in Arabic, which the Italian Institute in Cairo prepared exclusively for the audience wishing to approach and even stand on the poetic verses of the great poet on the occasion of marking Dante’s coming annual death anniversary.


Italian/Egyptian Centre for Restoration and Antiquities (CIERA)

31 Al Suyuffeya St, Al Helmeya, Cairo, visitors are welcomed by appointments so contact the manager Mr. Salah Ramadan 0100 8716067

Architectural complex of the Mevlevi Dervish “Samaa Khana, Restorations and Restorers” permanent exhibition of the activities of the working/formation sites for the restoration and recovery of the monuments. Visitors are welcomed during the opening hours determined by the Ministry of Antiquities.


Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

10 and 15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Downtown, Tel 02 25784494

“Serendipity” solo exhibition by Ibrahim El-Haddad will be on show as the first exhibition of the new season after his Artsy online exclusive summer solo exhibition (closing 22 October).

“My Favorite Things 5”, a group exhibition showcases works by established artists, emerging artists and art students chosen from a call for participation. The show started out as an attempt to create a visual platform to promote and encourage young Egypt-based female artists and assist them in their artistic journey. This year’s exhibition gathers together original and contrasting works that all share a common intimacy and a symbolic language open to interpretation, as well as the ability to encompass different dimensions and realities 

(25 October- 26 November). 

P.S: the gallery is open daily except Friday from 11am to 6pm and by appointment, the visits will be completely safe given the restricted number of people who can access the gallery at a time. For everyone’s safety, don't forget to wear your masks. 



80 Mohieddin Abul Ezz St, infront of the Shooting Club Gate 3, Dokki, Tel 02 3335 7507   

The Fine Arts Women Painters Association third exhibition 

(17-26 October).


Picasso East

Villa No 39 Al Narges 35th settlement, 90's St, in front of Lake View Compound, New Cairo, Tel 0122 0000035  

Exhibition of paintings by Tad (1964-2007) (opening 25 October). 



6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 7016 9291

“Metamorphosis”, a trio exhibition of paintings by Yasmine Reda, Kinda Adly and Rasha Amin (1-22 October).

Safarkhan continues its tradition of communicating with you an exciting artistic year 2020-2021 full of new undiscovered talents as well as reviving old masters (27 October - 29 November). 



13 Brazil St, 1st Floor, Zamalek, Tel 0111294 7336

“Opera Aida” exhibition of paintings by Klay Kassem (11-25 October).


 SOMA art

14 Maraashli St, Zamalek, 2nd floor, apartment 4, Zamalek, Tel 0122 2429292

“Significant Silence”, paintings exhibition by Madiha El-Naggar 

(4 - 29 October).



Km 28, Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Abu Rawash, Giza-Egypt, 0100 0773860

“Nature’s Keepers”, a solo exhibition by Mohamed Rabie 

(2-29 October). 



20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223
The Circle”, group exhibition is showcasing works by the likes of
Amira HosnyEman HusseinJamal BassiouniKhoshouaa ElgoharySherif TaherTaher HammoudaOmar SedeekOmar ZakiFarah El ShafeiMontaser ElkharashiNoha Hanafy and Hany Fawzy (closing 24 October).



Zamalek Art gallery

11 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 1240

“Mother…Land”, is Sam Shendi’s first sculpture exhibition in Egypt 

“Copied” is an exhibition of painting and drawing by Mai Refky

 (11 October - 2 November). 





Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Archeological Museum

A permanent exhibition on the results of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin in Nelson Island. 


*A version of this article appears in print in the 22 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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