The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture
The Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Qatar signed a Statement of Intent, designating 2021 the Qatar-USA Year of Culture. The Year of Culture builds upon our strong bilateral relationship by promoting cultural exchanges and people-to-people connections between the United States and the State of Qatar. In 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Qatar and Qatar Museums will encourage shared ideals of tolerance and diversity through a robust calendar of events.
November 16 – “Voices of Art: Qatar-U.S. Fok Art Exchange” Webinar with Qatari Master Al Sadu weaver and American Master Quiltmaker. Register here
November 24-29 – Qatar-USA Festival at Katara Cultural Village
- November 25-27 – “Cinema Under the Stars” with the Doha Film Institute at the Katara Hills – South at 7:00 PM.
- November 29 – Sweet Fusion: A Dessert Masterclass with American Chef William S. Dissen at Qatar National Library. Register here
October 4 – February 15 – “American Muscle Cars in Qatar” Exhibition at Mawater Gallery, NMoQ. Details.
Fulbright Scholars: Two American scholars are in Qatar to teach and conduct research at HBKU on Alzheimer’s disease treatments and hydrology, and the application of Artificial Intelligence in civil and environmental engineering.
International Visitor’s Leadership Program: The U.S. Embassy in Doha invites current and emerging Qatari professional leaders in a variety of fields to cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts
October 26 – “Green Talks” on Sustainable Fashion and Upcycling with U.S. Fashion Designer Noor Bchara at Barahat Msheireb
October 27 – Qatar International Art Festival’s “Artistic Fashion Show” with Noor Bchara at Katara
October 28 – Workshop: “Upcycling Preloved Clothes” with Noor Bchara at the Fire Station.
October 26-31 – U.S. “Years of Culture” Film Series with Doha Film Institute at the Katara Drama Theater.
October 21-23 – U.S. Indie Hits with Doha Film Institute at the Katara Drama Theater
October 8-9 – AstroCon21 with Shelli Brunswick, COO of the Space Foundation.
Sep 22, 2021: “Fostering Food Security in the Drylands” webinar
September 15: Swalif Virtual Program on Innovation and Intelectual Property with Yasir Diab – Live on Facebook – Live on Instagram
September 1: Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails exhibition at the National Museum of Qatar
Aug 28-Sep 18, 2021: “Cultural Fusion” Exhibition by VCUarts Qatar at the W hotel
August 22: “Melodies Between the Past and the Present” A concert with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the AFCENT Band – Register at QNL
August 5: “A Night with AFCENT Band” A virtual concert at Qatar National Library – Live on @QNL_Engage
June 17: AFCENT Band Concert at Mall of Qatar – Live on Facebook
March 24 – May 30: The New Black Vanguard Virtual Discussions as part of the Tasweer Photo Festival
March 24 – May 30: Experimental Photography Virtual Discussions as part of the Tasweer Photo Festival
April 6: U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Qatar Business Culture Series with Qatar Airways CEO
February 17: Swalif Virtual Program on Mental Health
January 31 – February 13: “What If?” Art Exhibition
January 14 – 15: Qatar-USA Opening Concert with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
December 15: The Football Match with the Washington Spirit and the Qatar Women’s National Football Team
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