With the visit of Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to USA, the Misk Foundation said that it is organising events in six cities including Washington DC, New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.
The NGO said that these events will demonstrate not only the talents of the youth of Saudi Arabia, also create lasting dialogue and thought leadership between the next generations of Americans and Saudis.
The NGO informed that the centerpiece of the USA tour will be the presentation of “Misk Talks”, which will be interactive discussions of ideas and experiences between Saudi and American youth. The events will feature presentations from Saudis living, working or studying in the U.S. about their unique life stories, and offering inspiring reflections on how to succeed in the new, global economy.
“Beyond our programs in Saudi Arabia, a vital part of our work is bringing young Saudi leaders, creators and thinkers together with young people and innovators around the world so that they can explore, experience and experiment with ways to meet the challenge of change,” stated Mohammed Abuazzah, the Misk Foundation's chief marketing officer.
Along with the event, in the selected cities of the tour, the Misk Art Institute will exhibit art by an array of critically acclaimed Saudi artists, including women artists. These exhibits signal an expression of art that has been hidden from the world for generations. By presenting a global stage for artists to engage with audiences around the world, these artists are telling the continuing story of change in Saudi Arabia.
“For decades, reviving Al-Qatt Al-Asiri traditional art, was no more than a dream,” said Saudi writer Ali Moghawi who led the Al-Qatt Al-Asiri mural paintings project. “Now, we are witnessing the realization of this dream as we are provided with an international platform where we can share it and provide art lovers and enthusiasts with the opportunity to behold the beauty of this ancient art and delve into its shapes, colors and geometric angles.”
The first events in this series will be held in District of Columbia on March 21 and 22.