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Beyond the Spectacle: An Urban Assessment of Louvre Abu Dhabi

On November 11, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors to the public after a long and arduous construction process that survived an economic crisis, a financial downturn, post-Arab Spring turmoil, and all sorts of technical delays.

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Gulf Arts and Culture Symposium: The New Dynamism in Gulf Arts Panel

Panelists explore the transformation of arts and culture in the Gulf under the influence of a new media-savvy generation, and state investment in new arts industries.

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The UAE’s Emergence as a Hub for Contemporary Art

Executive Summary Since the early 1980s, the United Arab Emirates has been a contributor to both the regional and global conversations about contemporary art.

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