Among the highlights of the exhibition are 43 international masterpieces on loan, along with 239 pieces from across the Kingdom thematically centered around Awwal Bait (First House).
Two separate pavilions showcase meticulously handcrafted historical items, originally displayed in the Prophet’s Mosque and the Masjid Al Haram.
The DBF is now set to host a biennale every year, with the Islamic Arts Biennale following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia’s first Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale held in December 2021 at the JAX District in Riyadh.
With the Islamic Arts Biennale closing on Tuesday, it’s your final opportunity to see this year’s collection. Tickets are available free of charge and can be registered for at iab2023.org.