Recent Events


The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) regularly cosponsors events with other institutions around Washington, D.C. and across the U.S. SQCC participates in festivals and workshops with other organizations in order to fulfill its mission of educating Americans about Omani culture and supporting cross cultural exchange between the US and Oman. These events range from our SQCC annual conference, held in partnership with a different university each year, to multicultural festivals and events hosted by organizations like the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries (Washington, D.C.), Arab Festival Orlando (Orlando, FL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York City, NY). SQCC also annually holds a booth at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference, where SQCC promotes its Indian Ocean in World History website, a free classroom resource, to K-12 educators.

Please check out our photo gallery and the links below to learn more about our previous events.
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SQCC Hosts Teachers from Close Up Washington

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
On Tuesday 11 June, SQCC hosted 20 teachers from Close Up Washington D.C.





SQCC Hosts the 2019 Around the World Embassy Tour

Saturday, May 4, 2019
On 4 May, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center opened its doors for Passport D.C. and the annual Around the World Embassy Tour for the fifth time.





SQCC Hosts Afternoon Arts & Crafts for Adults - Majmar Painting

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
On 30 April, guests came to SQCC to learn about the traditional Omani majmar (clay brazier for heating frankincense).





Burrville School Fifth Grade EAP Graduation at SQCC

Monday, April 29, 2019
SQCC hosted Burrville Elementary School fifth graders for their final Embassy Adoption Program (EAP) visit on 29 April, 2019.





SQCC's Childrens Arabic Program 2018-2019 Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, April 28, 2019
On 28 April, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) hosted a graduation for students in SQCC's 2018-2019 Children's Arabic Program.





SQCC Hosts World Artists Experiences: Bridges to the World Student Writing Project Celebration at SQCC

Friday, April 26, 2019
On 26 April, SQCC hosted World Artist Experiences' (WAE) Bridges to the World Student Writing Project Celebration.. A local non-profit organization, WAE focuses on building bridges for international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy. Over its 12-year history, WAE has partnered with over one hundred fifteen countries around the world to present their diverse and rich culture through numerous experiences.





SQCC Welcomes Members from the Foreign Service Institute

Friday, April 12, 2019
Members from the Foreign Service Institute at SQCC





Arabic Poetry and Prose Lecture at SQCC - Dust's Embrace: Al-Maʿarrī and the Art of Dying in Classical Arabic Literature with Professor Kevin Blankinship

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
On 3 April, SQCC hosted its first poetry presentation in the Poetry and Prose Series of 2019. Our honored guest of the evening was Dr. Kevin Blankinship, an assistant professor of Arabic at Brigham Young University, where he teaches the Arabic language and literature.





Poetry and Prose Lecture with Professor Kevin Blankinship - Dust's Embrace: Al-Ma'arri and the Art of Dying in Classical Arabic

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Thursday, April 4, 2019
On April 3, at 6 pm, SQCC hosted its first poetry presentation in the Poetry and Prose Series for 2019. Our honored guest of the evening was Dr. Kevin Blankinship, Assistant Professor of Arabic at Brigham Young University. The title of his lecture was "Dust's Embrace: Al-Ma'arri and the Art of Dying in Classical Arabic Literature".





Visit of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School to SQCC

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Visit of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School to SQCC






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