Haute Spots Dubai: Kahlil Gibran Exhibition Set

Kahlil Gibran

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to see a stunning exhibition of artworks by Kahlil Gibran, the famed Lebanese-American artist, poet and author that is being featured at Sharjah Art Museum.

Entitled Drawings of Gibran: A Humane Perspective, the exhibition offers a unique chance for visitors to view the original artworks by Kahlil Gibran, who is considered one of the most celebrated artists and literary figures of the 20th Century.

Organized in collaboration with the Gibran National Committee (GNC) in Lebanon, the exhibition, which is free to enter, will run from October 7th until December 10th.

Kahlil Gibran
This work, The Sad Mona Lisa, is one of the stunning pieces of art by Kahlil Gibran that is currently on exhibit in the UAE at the Sharjah Art Museum through December 10th of 2015. Entrance is free to all visitors.

Photo Credit: Gibran National Committee

The largest collection of Kahlil Gibran to ever go on display in the UAE, the exhibit features some 30 works and manuscripts. A Humane Perspective encompasses the use of different mediums including watercolor, oils, and charcoal on paper and canvas.

Some of the works included in this historic display feature his 1916 watercolor, Face of a Veiled Woman, a charcoal self-portrait from 1908 and an oil painting from 1910 called The Sad Mona Lisa.

Kahlil Gibran is considered a literary hero in his native Lebanon. He was born in 1883 in the town of Bsharri and emigrated to the United States with his family when he was twelve years old. Upon his death in 1931, he left behind a vast collection of paintings and literary works that reflect his ideologies of love, politics, and spirituality.

His philosophies were delivered through his essays and poems, both in Arabic and English.  Gibran’s most internationally acclaimed work is The Prophet, a set of poetic essays originally written in English about different life philosophies.

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as an independent government department. SMD includes 16 museums covering Islamic art and culture, archaeology, heritage, science, marine life and the history of Sharjah and the region.