A delegation from the US Embassy visits the Islamic Arts Festival | Gulf newspaper

Sharjah: «Gulf»

Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy in the UAE Shawn Murphy, accompanied by Henjameh Murphy, Public Diplomacy Officer, visited the 24th Islamic Arts Festival at the Sharjah Art Museum under the title “Gradies”. The festival and the director of the cultural affairs department in the department, and Noura Bakish, the festival official.

The Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy praised the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, for his sponsorship of cultural action in the emirate. He also referred to the diversity of cultural festivals in Sharjah, which is characterized by its authentic Arab character, expressing his happiness at visiting the Islamic Arts Festival and praising the participation of artists. The Americans have participated in the previous sessions of the festival so far, which encourages the continuation of cultural cooperation between the American artist and the Arab artist for the sake of high-end culture and art.

The members of the delegation expressed their great admiration for the works displayed in the museum, and the festival’s contents of about 30 exhibitions of artists from different countries, whose works express Islamic arts and the uniqueness of Arabic calligraphy and its aesthetics. The members of the delegation toured the corridors of the museum, and expressed their admiration for all the displayed works, and the efforts made to express the image of the wonderful Islamic arts and the arts of Arabic calligraphy in the festival, which has become a global prestige, through which the splendor and beauty of Islamic civilization can be viewed.

It is worth noting that the Islamic Arts Festival was launched on the fifteenth of last December, and included 151 exhibitions, art workshops, and lectures, hosted by the Department of Culture in cooperation with 26 entities in Sharjah, including the Arab Photographers Union, the Photographic Society, the Emirates Society for Fine Arts, and others. From the authorities in Sharjah.


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