Darat al-Funun, site for high art

contemporary art
Darat al-Funun, site for high art

This foundation dedicated to contemporary art is an exhibition centre and a living space, as well as a meeting point for young artists and celebrities.

North of Lower Town, on a hillside, the ‘Arts House' is a bohemian hangout inside and out. Works are exhibited in the garden, close to the Byzantine church, in one of the main buildings from the 1920s. Here, art knows no bounds. Exhibitions change every four to six months: paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, fashion, jewellery... Styles and ideas intersect, collide and interact around a common denominator: the Beautiful.
You will discover the work of renowned artists from the Middle East but also young Jordanian talents, as well as the works of some foreign guests in residence. In summer, music fills the Byzantine ruins, to the delight of music lovers. After looking and listening, head to the debate in the well-stocked library of art books.

The Khalid Shoman Foundation
Darat Al Funun
Nadeem Al Mallah Street 13
Amman 11183

+962 6 464 3251