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Kunooz Gallery

The heart of the Kingdom is tied to its Islamic roots. At Kunooz Gallery, art admirers and curious visitors are presented with the unique opportunity to discover the beauty of Islamic design and heritage.

Kunooz Gallery pays tribute to the significance of Islamic heritage and art by collecting and displaying valuable pieces from across the Islamic world dating back to the seventh century. The objects signify the great diversity of Islamic art from across three continents. The objects on display showcase Islamic culture that traces a complex and vast historical network spanning over a thousand years, from Java to Granada and Damascus to Delhi.

The Beauty and Identity Exhibition was developed in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. There are 130 objects from LACMA’s collection currently on display in the gallery.

The exhibition will end on March 14th, 2020.

Currently on Display
Damascus Room

A preserved Syrian room dating back to the late Ottoman period found its current home at Ithra Museum. The Damascus Room was used to host guests by the Damascus family who owned it, with a collection of Islamic decorations and inscriptions filling the wooden walls, which now sits at the Kunooz Gallery.

With origins dating back to the early 1700s, the historic room features intricately preserved woodwork mounted on the ceiling and walls, as well as Islamic art.

The mystery of the original owner of the room remains unknown, but the beautiful detail of the room’s sculpture is apparent throughout its magnificent design. The walls of the room feature high wooden walls that are covered with a wide range of organic and inorganic colors. The Damascus room includes 12 rare antiques featuring Islamic art patterns, including decorative plates and a number of paintings. Written verses of poetry are also presented across 30 canvases.