Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tile Mural Binzagr Art Gallery

This huge painted tile mural adorns the walls at the entrance to the Darat Safeya Binzagr Art Gallery in Jeddah.  The size, the intense colors, and the subject matter all work together to make quite a first impression upon entering the facility. 

The Darat Safeya Binzagr Art Gallery is a wonderful little gem tucked away near the old section of Jeddah called Al Balad.  The building itself which houses the museum is a splendid example of Middle Eastern architecture and design.  The fine art gallery features works by the Saudi female artist Binzagr, as well as her extensive collection of remarkable traditional costumes and accessories from the area.  The facility also offers motivating educational workshops for children as well as adults on art, Saudi culture, and local customs.   Their website, listed below, also offers a virtual tour of the Traditional Costumes section in 3-D as well as the Paintings section.

For more information: 
Phone:   02-657-1030  (NOTE: after August 18, 2013, it will be:  012-657-1030)

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