Darat al Funun is a home for the Arts and the artists of Jordan and the Arab world.

Overlooking the heart of Amman, Darat al Funun is housed in three traditional buildings of the 1920s, alongside the archaeological remains of a six century Byzantine church built over a Roman Temple, all restored for use.

With its Arts, Architecture, Archaeology, Darat al Funun speaks of an enduring ancient legacy of urbanism, architecture and cultural identity that is now being enriched by a modern flowering of the visual arts.

While the thrust of its programs maintains a constant focus on the visual arts, the Darat al Funun strives to be a haven for all the arts, where the public may experience the visual arts in harmony with other forms of self-expression.

In memory of Khalid Shoman, his wife and children have established the Khalid Shoman Foundation which will pursue his vision of a future renaissance in the Arab world. Khalid Shoman has been the patron of Darat al Funun since its inception in 1993. Now under the umbrella of the Khalid Shoman Foundation, Darat al Funun will intensify its mission, spreading awareness in the fields of the Arts, Architecture and Archaeology.The Khalid Shoman Foundation aims at being a haven for knowledge and progress, dedicated to the moral values which Khalid Shoman upheld throughout his life.

Khalid Shoman,
" A Life of Dedication"

"Dar Khalid"
A museum of images
reflecting Khalid Shoman's
life and legacy

"The Khalid Shoman
Private Collection"
Paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, photography & book illustrations by 69 Arab artists from Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia.

1997-2010 Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation
Darat al Funun, Jabal Luwaibdeh, Amman, Jordan
.O.Box: 5223 Amman 11183, Jordan
Tel.: 962-6 4643251/2 Fax: 962-6 4643253
darat@daratalfunun.org / darat@thekhalidshomanfoundation.org


Homage to Amal Kenawy
Amal Kenawy passed away the first day of Eid el Fitr, August 19. She was a passionate artist and a very dear friend. Our loss is great, but she is not absent, her art lives.