The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gave his directions to alter Dubai Metro stations into art museums exhibiting artworks and creations from various ideas and societies. The project is set to be completed within one year and to synchronize the launch with the commencement of Art Dubai 2015.
This unique initiative aims at making arts and resourcefulness accessible to all segments of the society. This plan is to give Dubai Metro passengers with a rare and enjoyable experience. It also intends improve the UAE international position in general as well as Dubai in particular as a very important supporter for arts and artists.
The UAE gives a cultural bridge that connects the east to the west. Art is a diverse range of human activities. A universal language that has the authority to bond humanity and convey people from different languages, races and traditions collectively.
Phase one of the project will consist of changing four vital metro stations into art museums. Each of the museums will have a definite topic that highlights a certain feature of arts or cultures. The interior and exterior designs of the museums will replicate their themes.
The Islamic art and Arabic Calligraphy Museum will include a compilation of artworks motivated by the Islamic art and its progress stages years ago. Manuscripts, ceramics and jewellery will be some of the substances on display which emphasize the art and cultural aspects of the times they symbolize. Inscription paintings will also be on exhibit to offer visitors a taste of the Arabic calligraphy art and its enlargement through the different periods.
Inventions Museum will give the guests from different eras a unique and interactive educational experience that exemplifies the most significant human inventions in different themes. It will also include the involvement of the most important inventors in human history from all times as well as the very age we live in.
Contemporary Art Museum will propose a unique and wide-ranging sight on modern art through a collection which reflects the logic of modern creative appearance such as paintings, models, graphic illustrations and designs made by current artists from different countries.
Visual Art Museum will highlight the trendy visual art scene in screening movies and documentaries and presenting multimedia content of cultural and creative core. This will give the visitors a chance to share their work and have it on a display as well.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had commenced Smart Dubai initiative to transform Dubai into the most elegant city in the world. Dubai Metro Museum will give confidence to the people to interact with the presented artworks and contribute to growing consciousness levels of art in everyday existence.