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Gulf Canvases and the Cultural Renaissance

Gulf Canvases and the Cultural Renaissance

Over the past fifty years, art in the Gulf has witnessed an artistic revolution, starting in Kuwait.

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A Candid Discussion with Karen Elliott House

A Candid Discussion with Karen Elliott House

 
 

Saudi Arabia is perhaps the only remaining country in the world that takes its name from a ruling family — the Al Saud.  It has vast hydrocarbon resources that feed the world’s insatiable hunger for energy.  It also is an absolute monarchy founded upon religious principles of Wahhabi Islam.  …

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