Darat Safeya Binzagr
Safeya Binzagr is one of Saudi Arabia’s best-known artists and a supporter of the local art scene. She held her first art exhibition in the 1960s, becoming the first Saudi woman to have a solo art show (which she was not allowed to attend until many years later), and is now the only artist in the country to have her own museum. It is a must-visit for anyone aiming to understand Jeddah’s rapid transformation over the past 30 to 40 years. Safeya Binzagr uses art to explore and preserve Saudi Arabia’s rich traditions. Her paintings depict day-to-day life in the country, focusing on its marriage customs, costumes, cuisines and architecture and how they have developed over time.