In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Information and the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, the Consultative Commission for the National Museum has organized the a cultural exhibition entitled “From Washington to Riyadh” featuring the works of the late Arab American artist Wahbi Al-Hariri Al-Rufaee. The exhibit was opened in Riyadh yesterday evening by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Information for Cultural Affairs Dr. Nasser Al-Hujailan, in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom James Smith and National Museum Director Dr. Abdullah Al-Saud.
During a speech to mark the event, Ambassador Smith gave an account on the works of Al-Rufaee, noting that the exhibition contains over 50 paintings. “From Washing to Riyadh” illustrates the world’s major mosques, which the artist drew during a journey that took him to Spain, China, Central Asia and Africa.