Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam and Art exhibition
Water is the essence of life. It has the power to evoke life, birth, motherhood, purity, and, ultimately, death. These values resonate with all cultures of the world; with the deepest needs and aspirations of humanity. In the Islamic lands, the element of water has always played a crucial role not only on the practical level, but also in the religious, spiritual and artistic spheres.
This exhibition is organised by Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei, and aims to narrate and unfold the special relationship between water and Islam from its most ancient roots to its numerous and intricate developments. This joint effort seeks to highlight the common heritage that links Italy to the Arab-Islamic world. The exhibition represents an intellectual journey marked by four main subjects, and through more than 120 artworks on loan from 16 renowned Italian public and private collections, as well as from the permanent collection of Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and from Sharjah art Museum.
The exhibition’s four sections : The Blessings of Water and Islam, Water and Daily Life, Traditional Hammams and Gardens , collectively illustrate the historical development of the numerous roles played by water in daily life, and represent the artistic embodiment of this element in the shapes and purposes of the Arabic and Islamic arts and artefacts.
Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free
Government University trip: Free
Private University trip: Free
Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free
The museum entry is free during the following days:
• The Holy Month of Ramdhan (Islamic Calendar).
• International Museum Day on 18th of May.
• Martyr’s Day on 1st of December.
• UAE National Day on 2nd of December.
The museum is closed during the following:
• 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
• First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
• 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
• First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).