Darat al Funun
is a home for the Arts and the artists of Jordan and the Arab
the heart of Amman, Darat al Funun is housed in three traditional
buildings of the 1920s, alongside the archaeological remains of
a six century Byzantine church built over a Roman Temple, all
restored for use.
With its Arts, Architecture, Archaeology, Darat al Funun speaks
of an enduring ancient legacy of urbanism, architecture and cultural
identity that is now being enriched by a modern flowering of the
the thrust of its programs maintains a constant focus on the visual
arts, the Darat al Funun strives to be a haven for all the arts,
where the public may experience the visual arts in harmony with
other forms of self-expression.
memory of Khalid Shoman, his wife and children have established
the Khalid Shoman Foundation which will pursue his vision of a future
renaissance in the Arab world. Khalid Shoman has been the patron
of Darat al Funun since its inception in 1993. Now under the umbrella
of the Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al Funun will intensify its
mission, spreading awareness in the fields of the Arts, Architecture
and Archaeology.The Khalid Shoman Foundation aims at being a haven
for knowledge and progress, dedicated to the moral values which
Khalid Shoman upheld throughout his life.
" A Life of Dedication"
A museum of images
reflecting Khalid Shoman's
life and legacy
Paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, photography &
book illustrations by 69 Arab artists from Jordan, Palestine,
Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria
and Saudi Arabia.
Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation
Darat al Funun, Jabal Luwaibdeh, Amman, Jordan
5223 Amman 11183, Jordan
Tel.: 962-6 4643251/2 Fax: 962-6 4643253
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Homage to Amal Kenawy
Amal Kenawy passed away the first day of Eid el Fitr, August 19. She was a passionate artist and a very dear friend. Our loss is great, but she is not absent, her art lives.