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 Poetry and Prose Lecture with Prof. Kevin Blankinship

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Poetry and Prose series continues with an evening of Arabic poetry recitation, translation, and in-depth discussion lead by Prof. Kevin Blankinship on poems by Abu l-`Ala' al-Ma`arri (d. 1058).





SQCC hosted Majmar Painting Workshop at Rosewood Elementary School in South Carolina

Monday, November 6, 2017
SQCC hosted Majmar Painting Workshop at Rosewood Elementary School in South Carolina





PUBLIC LECTURE - Sultans, Sails and Steam: Rethinking Oman's Maritime Empire

Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
A Public Lecture by Dr. Allen Fromherz, Professor of Middle Eastern, Gulf and Mediterranean History at Georgia State University.





Passport D.C. Around the World Embassy Tour at SQCC

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Around the World Embassy Tour at SQCC





Accepting applications for spring Arabic classes

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
SQCC now accepting applications for spring Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday Arabic classes. Scholarships available.





You're Invited to an Omani Cultural Evening

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Join us September 15 for an event celebrating Omani culture!





Farragut Fridays Painting in the Park

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SQCC partnered with Golden Triangle BID's Farragut Fridays to bring majmar painting to the park.





Majmar Painting in the Park!

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join SQCC in Farragut Square on Friday, August 5.





SQCC Participates in Seattle Arab Festival

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Sunday, July 24, 2016
Fun time at the Arab Festival in Seattle! SQCC hosted an Omani cultural display and majmar painting workshop.





Oman Investment Opportunities Event

Friday, May 27, 2016
Oman Investment Opportunities Event






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