Current and Future Exhibitions
Muhammad Ali: Tribute to a Legend
7 July 2016 - 5 November 2016
Eastern Gallery, 4th Floor, Museum of Islamic Art
The temporary exhibition is curated by Qatar Museums’ 3-2-1 Olympic and Sports Museum and will present a unique collection of artefacts from the boxing legend’s career, including photography from Ali’s outdoor exhibition bout at the Doha Stadium in 1971 and memorabilia spanning his journey to the 1960 Rome Olympics; Ali’s world title winning bout against Sonny Liston in 1964 and his final world title winning fight against Leon Spinks in New Orleans in 1978.
Imperial Threads: Motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India
15 March 2017 to 4 November 2017
This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from Turkey, Iran and India, these objects will be contextualized within the historical circumstances of politics and artistic production of their time, primarily from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
MIA delivers a number of special exhibitions each year. Here are some of the exhibitions you might have missed over the last few years.