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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7 August - Lecture with Co-Owners of Maydān

Monday, August 19, 2019
On 7 August, local connoisseurs of food and culture came to SQCC to attend an afternoon lecture titled "Oman: A Journey Through Food and Hospitality" with the co-owners of one of D.C.'s hottest new restaurants, Maydān.





1 August - "The Role of Ibadi Islam in Omani History"

Thursday, August 8, 2019
SQCC welcomed Dr. Valerie Hoffman for her public lecture "The Role of Ibāḍī Islam in Omani History" on 1 August.





Afternoon Arts & Crafts at SQCC - Model Mandoos Making

Thursday, August 8, 2019
On Thursday 8 August SQCC guests crafted their own Omani dowry chest, mandoos.





16 July - Omani Cultural Evening

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
SQCC hosted its annual Omani Cultural Evening on 16 July showcasing many aspects of Omani culture and traditions through food, music, art, and activities for all ages.





NCUSAR Interns visit SQCC

Friday, July 5, 2019
Interns from the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations visited SQCC on 3 July.





An Ocean of Paper Teacher Workshop at SQCC

Thursday, July 4, 2019
On Saturday 22 June, teachers from across the DMV participated in a teacher workshop titled "Sailing an Ocean of Paper: Teaching Indian Ocean Economic and Social History."





Abstract Calligraphy Workshop at SQCC

Friday, June 28, 2019
On Friday, 28 June, SQCC hosted the Abstract Calligraphy Workshop with Omani calligrapher Saleh Al Shukairi.





SQCC Hosts Private Opening of 2019 Summer Exhibition

Thursday, June 27, 2019
On the evening of 27 June, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted a private opening of its summer exhibition titled "Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman's Message of Islam."





SQCC Participates in Farragut Friday

Friday, June 21, 2019
On Friday, 21 June, SQCC participated for the third time in Golden Triangle BID's Farragut Fridays!





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.






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