The National Cultural Centre houses several galleries one of which is the Art Gallery in the main building of the Cairo Opera House. The entrance is opposite the Box Office. All the artistic activities held at the gallery are recorded on video tapes to be archived at the Music Library for educational and cultural purposes.
Since the inauguration of the Cairo Opera House in 1988, the Art Gallery has been an active venue for many important exhibitions and events like the Annual Exhibition for the International Photography Competition (Holland) and the Egyptian Plastic Art Pioneers Exhibition representing the different art schools in Egypt.
Thus, the gallery complements the International Plastic Art Movement and contributes to bridging the gap between western and Egyptian art. The Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition is another significant annual event held there.
Additionally, the gallery is an important venue for international biennials, triennials, festivals, cultural weeks and other events taking place at the Cairo Opera House such as the Egyptian-Italian Year Celebration and the International Women’s Day.
The Art Gallery opens daily (except Fridays) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and from 4.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.