Villa des Arts
Learn to love the diverse artistic disciplines of Morocco.
Contemporary art and cultural activities
Choosing to no longer dwell on past glories, Rabat at last decides to redeem its contemporary artworks and creators. The recently established Villa des Arts, sponsored by the cultural foundation, ONA, and associated with the Saatchi Gallery, aims to generate public interest in the various artistic disciplines which it currently promotes. With no expense spared, you’ll be amazed by the quality of the contiguous buildings exhibiting the contemporary works, not to mention the Al Borg sculpture, an impressive tower of concrete and glass built in homage to the solitary Hassan Tower. Other highlights of the Ville des Arts include the Diwan gallery, which holds both permanent and temporary art exhibitions, and the Forum, where seminars, intercultural exchanges, poetry recitals, concerts and even theatrical performances take place. Students and researchers are also given access to the media centre where they may peruse its vast collection of resources related to the art world, all of which are available online via the Virtual Museum.