Bridges Art Events Improves The Relations Between Saudi Arabia and USA
30 Apr 2018
Saudi Art Days event is organized by Bridges, a cultural initiative presented by King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), based in Dhahran in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province. It is designed to build relations between Saudi Arabia and the globe, hosted in the USA and visited by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The first day of the event was a two-day exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum titled the “Kingdom and Culture: A series of Saudi Arabian experiences.” Afterwards it took place at Los Angeles in the Linwood Dunn Theater where a series of art and film events, including the “Kingdom of Colors” photography exhibition were hosted.
The Bridges cultural initiative was established to sponsor Saudi talent as well as to strengthen relations between the Kingdom and the USA by offering cultural programs.
“Bridges is a series of creative, impactful and high-quality programs that engages a wide range of international audiences to embrace common values in order to positively shape the wider bilateral relationship and to sustain and strengthen the human ties through cultural exchanges between the Kingdom and the US,” said Abdullah Al-Rashid, the head of programs at Ithra.
The initiative first took place in 2016, in different cities around the USA with Saudi artists from different fields promoting the Kingdom’s art and culture.