Saturday, May 13, 2023 03:00 AM
The Fine Arts Sector opens the group exhibition (Hakawina), at exactly seven o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, corresponding to May 10, at the Karma Bin Hani Cultural Center in the Ahmed Shawky Museum, under the auspices of Dr. Nevin Al-Kilani, Minister of Culture, and Dr. Walid Kanoush, Head of the Fine Arts Sector. The exhibition continues until May 19, 2023.-
It is noteworthy that the Ahmed Shawky Museum is a museum located on the Nile Corniche in Giza, Egypt. This museum was dedicated in honor of the “Prince of Poets”, the Egyptian poet of Kurdish origin, Ahmed Shawky, who lived in the Mataria neighborhood, one of Cairo’s neighborhoods, near the palace of Khedive Abbas Helmy II in the dome until he was exiled. After his return to Egypt, he built a new house in Giza, which he called “Karmah Ibn Hani.” That Giza house later became the Ahmed Shawky Museum.
The building of the house took the extravagant design of a white palace surrounded by a green garden. The museum was officially opened on June 17, 1977. In the garden of the museum there is a large bronze statue of the poet sculpted by the Egyptian artist Gamal El-Sigini. The statue was unveiled on the fiftieth anniversary of the poet’s death. For its part, the Italian government ordered in 1962 the manufacture of a statue of the poet Ahmed Shawky to be placed in the gardens of Villa Borghese, one of the most famous and largest gardens in Rome, as an international artist.