Le Méridien Pyramids | Museum of Egyptian Modern Art
The idea of establishing a museum to exhibit modern Egyptian art
masterpieces was first introduced in 1925 by Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil, a famous
Egyptian fine art fan.
Following a joint exhibition by Egyptian and foreign artists at the Cairo Arts Saloon, Khalil decided to purchase some of the exhibited items to be the cornerstone of the
museum. The Ministry of Education paid LE 504 to buy 29 paintings and II curios of pottery.