Ambassador Siberell and Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell Hosted a Coffee for Women Bahraini Artists

Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell, hosted a Coffee for Women Artists to thank them for lending their artwork during the holy month of Ramadan and to highlight the friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the meeting, Ambassador Siberell recognized the talented female Bahraini artists, whose paintings were ...
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American Intern Works With Museum Experts at Bahrain National Museum

When Crista Lee-Ann Cagney arrived in Bahrain on January 2018 to begin her six-month internship at the National Museum, she settled in right away with her new colleagues.  “Making acquaintances was delightful; everyone here is so kind and warm, so I felt right at home working at the museum,” she reports.  As a second year ...
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American Ambassador’s Wife Hosts Ladies Ramadan Majlis

Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell, hosted a Ramadan majlis for ladies in celebration of the holy month of Ramadan and the friendship between the United States and Bahrain. During the majlis, Mrs. Siberell recognized a group of talented female Bahraini artists, whose paintings were showcased on the walls of the residence.  Bahraini artists featured in the exhibit included Zakeya ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Youth Iftar

On May 21, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell hosted an Iftar for Bahraini youth to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and the strong friendship between the United States and Bahrain.  During the event, which took place at the Downtown Rotana Hotel in Manama.  Ambassador Siberell congratulated a number of outgoing U.S. Embassy-sponsored exchange program participants, as well as the Crown Prince International Scholarship Program participants who will be ...
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U.S. Embassy and Isa Cultural Center Renew MoU – April 3

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell and Isa Cultural Center Executive Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the American Corner at the Isa Cultural Center.  The event highlighted the importance of increasing mutual understanding between the peoples of Bahrain and the United States.  During the ceremony, Ambassador Siberell, presented 190 audiobooks to the American Corner’s new technical ...
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Ambassador Siberell Hosts The Mary McBride Band

On April 2, Ambassador Justin Siberell and Mrs. Arnavaz Siberell hosted a musical reception featuring the American rock ‘n roll ensemble, “The Mary McBride Band.”  The band includes Mary McBride, Jon Spurney, John Kengla, Armistead Wellford, and Mark Stepro. The ensemble, which was in Bahrain to perform at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities’ ...
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U.S. Ambassador Marks Women’s History Month

On March 15, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell hosted a dinner for Bahraini and American women in celebration of Women’s History Month.  Ambassador Siberell praised the contributions of women to Bahraini and American society.  The dinner was attended by American filmmaker Robin Hauser, who is in Bahrain to screen her award-winning documentary, “CODE:  Debugging the Gender Gap” which explores ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports University of Bahrain’s “Layers 2” Forum

Between December 11 and 15, 2017 U.S. Embassy Manama supported the visit of Prof. Jorge Montero for the “Layers 2 : Art, Graphic Design and Digital Advertising Forum hosted by the University of Bahrain. He is a Professor of Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design and has been a member of their ...
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Joseph Namy Participates in the “Nest” Manama Winter Festival

American Artist, Joseph Namy, visited Bahrain from November 12 to November 16 as part of the Al Riwaq Winter Art Festival, the NEST, and presented his dance and music installation. The performance and installation was meant to be a kind of choreography for the Adliya neighborhood, as a way to address erasure and development in ...
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American Museum Intern Gains Experience at the Bahrain National Museum

Jenna Julien arrived in Bahrain in July 2017 to begin a six-month internship with the Bahrain National Museum.  After completing her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Visual Art, with Art History Minor at Azusa Pacific University and her Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from New York University, Jenna wanted to build her skills ...
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Missoula Children’s Theater Performs “Sleeping Beauty” in Bahrain

On July 28, Missoula Children’s Theater, in collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) and the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, performed their original play, “Sleeping Beauty,” in front of a packed house at the Cultural Hall on July 28, 2017.  Ambassador William Roebuck attended the opening and thanked the Bahrain Authority for ...
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American Artist Ann Watcher Visits Bahrain

On April 24, Ambassador William Roebuck  hosted a reception and an art exhibit in honor of visiting American artist Ann Watcher.  The exhibit displayed five pieces of artwork from Ann Watcher, along with a collection from the Art in Embassies Program. Since 1963, the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program has played a ...
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U.S. Ambassador Opens Art Exhibit

  On March 30, U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain William Roebuck opened an art exhibit displaying over 40 paintings by 20 young Bahraini artists.  These artists had participated in workshops presented by visiting American abstract painter Patrick Brennan, in collaboration with Bahraini artist Zakeya Zada.  The aspiring artists learned new techniques of contemporary mixed-media art. Ambassador ...
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Bahrain Welcomes Chelsey Green and the Green Project

  In collaboration with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the U.S. Embassy welcomed Chelsey Green and the Green Project to Bahrain.  The band took part in BACA’s annual Spring of Culture festival.  On March 17, Chelsey Green and the Green Project delighted the audience at Bahrain’s Culture Hall. Chelsey Green and the Green ...
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American Photographer Rinzi Ruiz Visits Bahrain

From  November 27 to December 1, American Street Photographer Mr. Rinzi Ruiz visited Bahrain as part of “The Nest” arts festival organized by Al Riwaq gallery.  As part of the festival, Mr. Rinzi offered a photography workshop, “Zen Street – A Walking Meditation.”  In this workshops, Mr. Ruiz offered practical techniques for taking photographs and ...
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Ambassador Roebuck Visits Artist Balqees Fakhro

On Wednesday, November 29, U.S. Ambassador William Roebuck visited the art gallery of Bahraini artist Balqees Fakhro.  Ms. Fakhro gave a tour to Ambassador Roebuck, who learned about the history of her abstract art and paintings and the background of her collection.  Ambassador Roebuck was also presented with a painting from Ms. Fakhro.
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