The La Fontaine gallery is located in an historical residential house in the heart of Manama proper, close to the old Souk, dating back a hundred and fifty years.
The property, belonging to the Alireza family, is unique as it captures the essence of a European chateau, while retaining the charm of fine, authentic, Gulf Islamic architecture. It has been restored and renovated by a French architect, Jean Marc Sinan.
It features a number of contemporary art galleries, an open-air amphitheater, a restaurant, a spa, and a Pilates and dance studio.
The gallery features local, regional and wider international contemporary paintings and sculptures.
- The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – Open Calls as of March 2015
- UNESCO’s Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage in Bahrain has new director, Mounir Bouchenaki, as concerns about heritage in the Arab world mount.
- New article by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi on the modernity movement in the Gulf states.
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- BBC News: Venice Biennale hosts largest ever presence of Arab art