Artist Richard Serra’s Sculpture to Anchor Qatar Museum Authority’s MIA Park

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DOHA.- Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) announced today that it will open MIA Park, a new cultural destination on Doha’s Corniche, on December 16, 2011. Located on the grounds of the world-renowned Museum of Islamic Art, the nearly 280,000-square-meter (68-acre), crescent-shaped park is designed by Pei Partnership Architects of New York and will feature a vertical steel sculpture by internationally acclaimed American artist Richard Serra. The as-yet-untitled sculpture is Richard Serra’s first public artwork in the Middle East. Details of the MIA Park’s grand opening and related public events will be announced at a later date. “MIA Park will be a dynamic place of learning and exploration for children, families and art enthusiasts, with cultural, educational and recreational activities designed to attract one and all,” said QMA C