Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Opens a Special Exhibition at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Plus, Other News. (VIDEOS)

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman this afternoon to attend the opening of the special exhibition, 70 Years of Contemporary Jordanian Fine Arts.

According to the official website for the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts this exhibition: 

“…showcase[s] over 200 works created by 195 Jordanian artists from different generations.

Boasting a historical documentation of the Jordanian artistic heritage throughout the years, the collection on display manifests the efforts made by the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts to compile a comprehensive visual representation of Jordan’s rich visual art history.

This exhibition is Jordan’s biggest to date, effectively reflecting the gallery’s role as a patron of the arts and as a reference source for those wishing to know more about Jordanian artists.

The works on display will also be featured in a catalogue that documents biographical information about their creators. The book will also include a chronological history of the Jordanian art movement in its various phases, while reflecting the role played by the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts as a promoter and patron of the arts.”

The exhibition ends on August 8, 2013.  If you interested in learning more about the exhibition and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts please visit their official website here.

In other news, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II of Jordan was in Salt this afternoon to officially open the “…Saltos Hotel which is part of the Salt Vocational Training Center…” according to Petra News.  During today’s event the heir to the Jordanian throne toured the facility, met with staff, students and was “…briefed on the training program and its objectives…”