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About Us

"Art is a line around your thoughts", The Art Circle thrives for this quote by Gustav Klimt.


Founded and directed by Barbara Farahnick-Mathonet in 2018, the Art Circle is a network of international art collectors and art passionate women based in the UAE. It is a non-profit organization that aims to promote arts, artists and institutions from or in connection with the MENASA region.


By membership only, it aspires to develop and grow a circle of likeminded women, passionate and involved in arts, and build hand-in-hand an art lover community. Through a variety of activities such as private visits to exhibitions, artists’ studios, art collections as well as art trips, talks and webinars, it seeks to promote the appreciation of art, nurture artistic growth and encourage conversation.


While adherence to the group is by membership only, events are regularly opened to non-members as the purpose of art remains to open the conversation with the rest of the world.


Welcome to the Art Circle!

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