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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Students from American University's Arabic Department Visit SQCC

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
On Tuesday 12 February, SQCC received students from the Arabic Department at American University in Washington, D.C.

10 December - World Arabic Language Day - "The Arabic Language Through Music"

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Come celebrate World Arabic Language Day at SQCC on 10 December from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year's theme is "The Arabic Language Through Music" featuring a public lecture, live music, and a reception.

5 December - SQCC to Participate at Winternational 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Short Summary: SQCC will participate in Winternational on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Come join us at the Ronald Reagan Building of this annual event with D.C.’s diplomatic community.

4 December - First SQCC Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The inaugural meeting of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Book Club will be held in the SQCC Library on Wednesday, 4 December, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click to find out what we are reading and join us!

SQCC Hosts Students From Lorien Woods Elementary School

Friday, October 11, 2019
On Friday 11 October, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted 34 students from Lorien Woods Elementary School in Virginia. Students split into two groups for a tour of SQCC’s exhibition and a majmar painting activity.

8 August - Afternoon Arts & Crafts at SQCC

Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Come over to SQCC to learn all about the mandoos (Omani dowry chest) then make a model of one yourself!

1 August - Public Lecture: "The Role of Ibadi Islam in Omani History" with Dr. Valerie Hoffman

Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Join us on Thursday, 1 August from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a public lecture titled "The Role of Ibadi Islam in Omani History" by Dr. Valeria Hoffman.

SQCC Hosts Omani Cultural Evening 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
SQCC hosted its annual Omani Cultural Evening on 16 July to share a glimpse of Oman and its culture.

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).

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.

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