The state body Qatar Museums has announced that 40 new and commissioned public artworks have been installed throughout Doha, Qatar.

Pieces included in the stunning new open-air museum include a Yayoi Kusama pumpkin, Rashid Johnson mosaic, and a huge Jeff Koons sculpture which is in likeness of an endangered marine mammal. A

 number of sculptures have already been installed such as Untitled (Trench, Shafts, Pit, Tunnel and Chamber), 1978, by Bruce Nauman, situated in Msheirebb Downtown Doha, Tom Claassen’s Falcon from 2021 outside the Hamad International Airport, and Two Orchids by Isa Genzen from 2015 near the National Theatre.

The mass public art programme marks the start of a highly ambitious fall season for the Gulf nation, which a number of high-profile and much-anticipated events beginning including the FIFA World Cup football tournament and the inauguration of a number of new museums.