Dispatches

Art in Amman

To jump headfirst into Jordan's art pool, one needs look no father than its capital city, Amman.

Jordan has a thriving art scene. This isn’t what people first associate with the country–they are more likely to think of its epic history, gorgeous ruins, and frequent opportunities for rugged desert adventure–but its swanky, artsy scene is only a stone’s throw away from all of that. To jump headfirst into Jordan's art pool, one needs look no father than its capital city, Amman.

 

Are you a fan of the classics? The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts curates a robust collection of classical artists from the middle east and beyond.

 

Is quirky, modern art more your scene? Check out the Daratal Funun, Amman’s modern art museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Daratul Funun also exists under a mission statement of exploring world views and fostering critical discussion through art, so it is a fascinating visit for anybody interested in knowing what Jordan’s creative communities have to say.

April 29, 2013, 1:31 p.m.