The new Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar



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The new Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I. M. Pei, opens next week in Doha, Qatar.

Nicolai Ouroussoff writes: "Rising on its own island just off the city’s newly developed waterfront corniche, it is the centerpiece of an enormous effort to transform Qatar into an arts destination."

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