Abu Dhabi Art Event Creates a Picture for the World
Picture the Emirates in your head – a palm tree swaying in the breeze, or a diver returning to his dhow, pearls clutched in his hand.
With the country growing at a rapid speed over the years, these images fade in the mind, replaced by those of skyscrapers and bright lights.
At the opening day of this year’s Abu Dhabi Art event, experts spoke about the important role art played in helping people understand and explore their backgrounds – with emphasis on the growth in Abu Dhabi.
The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Zayed National Museum, among others, will bring the country’s history to the spotlight, said Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum. Details