Liwan gallery’s exhibition of rare photos from the 1850s and 1950s is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 4 May 2021

Egyptian Features photo exhibition on show at Liwan gallery
Egyptian Features photo exhibition on show at Liwan gallery

Aisha Fahmy Palace

1 Aziz Abaza St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 8211

The Complex of Arts

“The Journey”, a retrospective exhibition of sculpture by the late Adam Henein traces his journey with sculpture from the 1950’s until his death showing around 100 sculpted pieces (5 April - 5 June). 




25 Orabi St, off Port Said, Maadi, Tel 010 19222220

“Nights with Poultry!” exotic exhibition focuses on the theme of Poultry celebrating these creatures sharing the planet with humans. Poultry are also symbolic. Many cultures through the ages have regarded specific animals as representing gods, power and the supernatural. Poultry are also symbolic. Many cultures through the ages have regarded specific animals as representing gods, power and the supernatural. With this gathering of 24 artists, each artist portrayed his vision about poultry. Participating artists are Alaa Abdel-Rahman, Nourhan Khorshid, Alia Eissa, Ahmed Raafat, Amir Khalil, Hager El-Sayyed and many more

(5 May-2 June, Ramadan opening hours, 11am- 4pm except Fridays by appointment only).  



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

Exhibition of paintings by Khari Bulbul on the landscapes of Azerbaijan (2-9 May). 

Oil paintings by Nashaat Abdel-Mawla (24-30 May). 

Palace of Arts

The 31th edition of the Youth Salon (closing10 May). 



French Cultural Institute

Madrasset Al-Huquq Al Frinseya St, Mounira, Tel 02 2791 5800 

“Maalish” photography exhibition by Leon Dubois presents a photographic incarnation of John Cocteau’s book Maalish and traces his journey in the Mediterranean in search of cities, atmospheres and climatic conditions as they were described 70 years ago. This avatar blends extracts from “Maalish” with black and white photographs of the Mediterranean region today. Dubois lives in Alexandria 

(closing 6 May). 



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.



23 Hassan Assem St, Zamalek, 02 2735 3538/ 012 00999448

“Egyptian Features” is a thrilling photography exhibition by Egyptian and foreign photographers, between the 1850s and the 1950s, from the acquisitions of Elwy Farid (closing12 May). 



Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art

15 Mahmoud Bassiouny St, Qasr Al-Nile, Downtown, First Floor, Tel 02 25750353 / 0100 1704554

“Happy Islands?”, exhibition by Marco Magrini. In memory of the late demise of the artist, Magrini family and Mashrabia gallery have decided to propose a collection of tempera, acrylics, inks and pastels on paper: free associations rich of references to visual experiences derived from different cultures: Egyptian, Greek, Roman - miraculously merged into a contemporary proposal (closing 10 May).



Mahmoud Mokhtar Culture Centre 

5 Tahrir St, beside Cairo Sporting Club, Tel 02 2735 1123 

“Mneen?” (from where?), is an exhibition of illustrations and graphics by Italian artist Maninelkaos and French sculptress Valie Guillard

(closing 8 May). 



30 Hassan Assem off Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 7544

Hall I

“What lies behind”, paintings by Suzanne Saad (19 May- 11 June). 

Hall II

“Reflections”, paintings by Nazli Madkour (19 May- 11 June).



Racotis Art
“Persona” is Racotis Art’s new collection that is showcased in an exceptional online viewing room experience in which the Egyptian character and its influence is examined on the practice of more than 28 Egyptian artists showcasing more than 90 artworks. View the exhibition on




6 Brazil St, Zamalek, Tel 012 70169291

“Madad”, charity exhibition of paintings by Mohamed Hassan, Rana Chalabi, and Osman Young (closing 11 May). 




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

“Artists of Tomorrow” 7th consecutive group exhibition is showcasing the largest selection of up-and-coming and rising artists to highlight as the most promising in the Egyptian art scene, and the ones to support and invest in today. Participating artists are Abdel Rahman El-BorgyAbdel-Rahman MahmoudAhmed Abdel-Gawad, Fayrouz SamirHeba Abu Elella, Maryam HaliemMiram AdlyMohamed El GammalMostafa Khedr, Salah ShaabanSalam Yousry, and many more. Ramadan working hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9.30am to 3.30pm and Saturdays, 11am to 4pm (closing 12 May). 






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 6 May, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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