The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Jameel recently announced a new partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which enables the Museum to acquire works by modern and contemporary artists from the Middle East; the partnership continues Art Jameel’s core mandate to raise the profile of contemporary Middle Eastern artists and increase international dialogue.

The Art Jameel Fund was established in collaboration with The Met to support activities related to the Museum’s Middle Eastern initiatives including: acquisitions, global contemporary programming, and the Arabic translation of educational resources. The fund most recently supported the Museum’s acquisition of two works by Egyptian artist Maha Maamoun: the single channel video 2026 (2010) and six photographs from a series entitled Domestic Tourism I (2005). In both, Maamoun explores the way in which the city of Cairo circulates within an economy of reproducible images including advertisements, film, television, the Internet, and photography.