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Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall

A decree in 1985 from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz established the first government run fine arts hall in Riyadh. It was originally named “Fine Arts Hall” then was later changed to “Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall” in honor of his Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd in recognition of his advocacy for the youth and for his efforts in supporting art and artists.

The launch of the Hall ushered in the beginning of a new era in the movement of fine arts as it was the main platform for the most prominent local and international art exhibitions. It is also the largest gallery in terms of space, which is around 5600 square meters dedicated for fine arts.

The Hall was built and equipped to accommodate all kinds of art exhibitions, and because of that it witnessed the major moments of the fine arts movement in Saudi Arabia by showcasing the artworks of pioneering and emerging Saudi Artists. And as the Hall was associated with the Modern Institute of the Capital, the second floor was dedicated to showcase the work of its students.

After renovating, restoring, and equipping the Hall with several new facilities, Misk Art Institute reopened the hall with the aim to reestablish it as a leading platform in the Saudi art scene.


Located at the lower level of Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall, Masaha is considered the focal point for all Misk Art Institute programs. The space is continuously abuzz with activity from ongoing workshops, talks, and residency programming.

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