• Concert

    In collaboration with the Czech embassy in Kuwait. The DAI is pleased to present the Prague Guitar Quartet who will play a selection of works by Purcell, Dowland, Ravel, Britten and Prokofiev. Sunday 19th of April at the Amricani Cultural Centre.

  • Lecture

    Monday 27th April 7pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre. Dr Lisa Urkevich of the American University of Kuwait will give a lecture on “Kuwait and its role in the development of popular peninsula music”

  • Concert

    In cooperation with the Loyac Academy of Performing Arts, DAI cordially invites you to attend ‘Young Sounds’, a night full of musical vibes performed by talented artists that have trained and rehearsed throughout the year, on Wednesday, 15 April, 7:30pm, at the Amricani Cultural Centre.

  • Filmnights

    We regret to inform you that ALL classics films will be postponed till the next cultural season. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • The Museums Interns Class of 2015 busy preparing for their upcoming exhibition on sweets and candies. The exhibition will open in May as a part of our celebrations of International Museums Day.

  • DAI staff Farah Khajah - PR coordinator and, Wafa Alfaraheen - Theatre Manager working on making the Yarmouk Cultural Centre a beautiful place.

  • Exhibition

    We are very pleased to announce that since the opening of the new al-Sabah Galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston there have been more than 15,000 visitors - approximately 3,500 visitors each week.

  • Visiting Scholars

    World renowned scholar Souren Melikian who has been a recent visitor studying metalwork from the eastern Islamic lands found in the al-Sabah Collection at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Collection Office.

  • Cultural Season 20

    “The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah promotes the fusion of people, cultures and ideas,” said NCCAL Assistant Undersecretary Abdulkareem al-Ghadban. “Our exhibitions do that by bringing together objects created by different people, in different places, from different periods and highlighting their shared humanity. This, our 20th Cultural Season features activities that do the same: through lectures, educational opportunities, cinema, theatrical and musical performances, workshops and special events.”

  • New Children's Library

    The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at the Amricani Cultural Centre is in the process of developing a dedicated reading and creativity space for children under 12. When complete, the library will include books in Arabic and English that promote both an enjoyment of reading and inspire children to use their imaginations. The books have been ordered, the furniture is on the way and the walls are almost done . . . Stay tuned; we'll keep you posted on our progress!

  • Long Ago Zoo

    H.E. Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, gave the opening statement at the launch of the Long Ago Zoo exhibition at the Amricani Cultural Centre.

  • New Children's Workshop Schedule

    The new Cultural Season 20 schedule of events and workshops for children has just been published. Click on the image to look at all the activities available in this cultural season for you and your children to enjoy.

  • Amricani Cultural Centre

    Find us on the corner of Arabian Gulf Road and al-Shuhada Street, by the National Assembly Parliament building and across the road from Youm al-Bahaar. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM; Friday: 2 PM – 7 PM (Sunday closed for maintenance).

  • Google Art Project

    In the two years since we joined Google Art Project in April of 2013 the al-Sabah Collection has had 44, 930 visitors and over 668, 555 page views with visitors from 164 countries. Click on the slide to view the collection and explore Google Art Project.

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Global Art Forum, Kuwait 2015

The Forum takes place at the Amricani Cultural Centre (Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah), and is held in collaboration with Sultan Gallery and Nuqat. March 14-15 sees the opening of the first Global Art Forum in Kuwait. Art […]

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston Exhibition

It’s a cold January in Kuwait as the DAI curator, Salam Kaoukji, guest curator Giovanni Curatola and conservator Sophie Budden travel to Houston, Texas to install a long-term loan from The al-Sabah Collection to the […]

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Meet Tarsus

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tarsus!

Tarsus is a zoomorphic figurine from India, currently residing in the Long Ago Zoo: Animals in The al-Sabah Collection exhibition at the Amricani Cultural Centre. He stands 50 cm high, is 54 cm […]