Cairo 50 exhibition at the Cairo Opera’s Salah Taher gallery is a must see

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 25 May 2021

Cairo 50
One of the paintings of Cairo 50 exhibition at the Cairo Opera House

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. Participating artists are Alaa Abdel-Rahman, Nourhan Khorshid, Alia Eissa, Ahmed Raafat, Amir Khalil, Hager El-Sayyed and many more

(5 May - 2 June).  



Cairo Opera Complex

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek

Salah Taher gallery

Tel 02 2739 0132/0144

“Cairo 50”, a group exhibition of paintings on the cultural and architectural heritage of the 1950’s Cairo. It features artists Mustafa Romeih, Ashraf Zaki, Yasser Geaesa, Mohamed Al-Azhary and many more (24-30 May).  

Music Library (Ziad Bakir) gallery

“Reflections with a Shadow”, 50 paintings by artist Ahmed Morsy using black and coloured pencils (24-30 May).



French Cultural Institute

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

“Cairo Prints” the 2nd edition of the poster exhibition is designed by Cairopolitan. It features posters created for the occasion by more than 70 artists and reveals the creativity of the Egyptian and regional graphic scene. The exhibition, which will take place at both the Media library of the French Institute in Mounira and Cairopolitan, which is a gallery and a concept store, located in Garden City in Cairo

(31 May-17 June). 



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

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

“The Garden of the Freaks”, the latest series of works by Ahmed Sabry

Within the exhibition, Sabry created an imaginary metaphoric yet disturbing society with two poles, where the greediness and feeling of entitlement of the first pole oppressed the other to unwillingly sacrifice their freedoms due to their vulnerability (closing 16 June). 



Museum of Modern Egyptian Art

Cairo Opera House Grounds, Gezira, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 6667/65

Al-Bab Selim Hall

“My Story with Black and White” paintings by Amin El-Serafy

(25 May-6 June). 




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

Hall I

“What lies behind”, paintings by Suzanne Saad (closing 11 June). 

Hall II

“Reflections”, paintings by Nazli Madkour (closing 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




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

The gallery launches its fifth consecutive edition of the Summer Affordable Art Show featuring over 150 of your favourite contemporary Egyptian artists. Discover hundreds of artworks at unbeatable prices with a huge variety of styles, sizes and prices 

(Friday 28 and Saturday 29 May, 12pm to 10pm). 



20 Hassan Sabry St, (entrance from Ibn Zinki St), Zamalek, Tel 0100 2792223

First Floor
“Look them in the Eye”, paintings by Nada Mobarak

(20 May- 12 June).



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 27 May, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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