Opening celebrations will take advantage of the unique structure, with a series of concerts, performances, and events planned for a variety of spaces beneath the building’s 180-meter geometric dome.
Comprised of nearly 8,000 Arabic motif stars, the steel pattern will filter sunlight into a dramatic ‘rain of light’ on the museum’s walls and floors that calls to mind shadows created by overlapping palm trees.
Museum galleries will display a collection of artworks and artifacts from the entirety of humanity, from ancient objects to contemporary art. Other programming includes a temporary exhibition space, a museum store, and a cafe.
Admission: 10:00 AM