As mentioned in the part I of this series of articles about cultural events in Rabat, we’ll have a city plenty of things to do this year. Here are a few more activities that can make your stay in Rabat this year more enjoyable.
Art Exhibition: ‘1914-2014: 100 years of Creation’ (8 October 2014- 30 September 2015)
If you enjoy contemporary Moroccan art or if you want to learn more about its development, why don’t you check out the first exhibition in the brand new Museum of Contemporary Art Muhammad VI? The museum is located in the heart of Rabat and is a masterpiece on its own account: a great place to visit if you need a bit of peace and quiet. The exhibition itself presents a century of Moroccan art with over 400 pieces by 200 Moroccan artists, including Hassan Hajjaj, Safaa Erruas, Younes Rahmoun, Batoul Shimi, Mounir Fatmi, Lamia Naji, Abbes Saladi, Mohamed Sarghini, Meriem Meziane, Mohamed Hamri, Tayeb Lahlou, and Ahmed Yacoubi and is a great way to explore the development of modern art in Morocco.
Medieval Morocco exhibition (02 March- 01 June)
Are you a cultural enthusiast? Would you like to explore and understand Morocco’s history? Then this exhibition is all you are looking for.
Also hosted in the Museum of Contemporary art, the exhibition presents over 300 artifacts that have never been assembled before- some of them haven’t even travelled- and are brought together from Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, Mali and Mauritania. The collection has been curated by French and Moroccan experts to shed some light on this little- known historical period. Pieces cover disciplines as diverse as architecture, engineering, calligraphy, textiles and pottery. They are arranged in chronologically to enable a sense of historical and geographic order and present a wonderful journey back in time that anybody who is interested in Morocco should take.
Every Monday: Jam au Cafe (01 September 2014- 30 June 2015)
Do you just want to enjoy a nice and relaxed evening, while experiencing local culture? Then check out the Amateur Mondays in the Cultural Café of the Renaissance centre.
Every Monday until 30 June, the Cultural Café is providing amateur artists with fully-equipped stage, so they show the world what they got. But don’t for a second think that this evening has anything in common with karaoke evening in a bar. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing and most of the artists are actually pretty good. So grab a drink, make yourself comfortable and prepare to be surprised by Moroccan talent.