Amricani Cultural Centre

Amricani Cultural Centre


The graceful buildings facing the sea in Kuwait City reflect the commitment to community in the country’s past and future. From medical buildings to cultural facilities, the buildings that make up the Amricani Cultural Centre have served the people of Kuwait since the late 1930s.

Originally built as the American hospitals for women and men, the buildings incorporated arched verandas that were visually appealing, conducive to socialization, and provided ventilation and cooling breezes in the warm summer months. As hospitals, the buildings served Kuwait for almost thirty years.

Today, the buildings continue to serve the community. The former women’s hospital is the temporary home of the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah administrative offices and the library. The larger building, originally the men’s hospital, is a training museum that includes five current exhibitions, Splendors of the Ancient East: Antiquities from the al-Sabah Collection, Story of Amricani, Loans from the Kuwait National Museum, Modern Architecture Kuwait: 1949 - 1989 and Mirrored Nature: The Full Circle, and temporary exhibition space. There is also an education wing, a conservation lab, and a theatre. Since it opened as a cultural centre in November 2011, the Amricani is once again alive with visitors.


Oct 2019

Exhibition Launch - Amricani Cultural Centre

Under the patronage of Dr. Kamel Al-Abdeljaleel the Secretary-General of the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah and Michael Gordon, Country Director of British Council Kuwait, we cordially invite you to the exhibition opening of The Place I Call Home on Tuesday October 1st from 6pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre.