Penn Museum
Slipper coffin, Nippur, Iraq.

New Middle East Galleries

  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
The 4,500-year-old crown jewels of a queen. One of the world's...
Kayané Antreassian. Courtesy of the Palestinian Museum
Embroidered jellayeh coat from Galilee, from the collection of Birzeit University Museum.

Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery

  • through August 25, 2018
  • The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
This exhibition unfolds a material history of Palestine, telling little...
YARAT Contemporary Art Space

Little YARAT: Creative Weekends for Your Children and Family

  • through December 30, 2018
  • YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku
Little YARAT is a playful, arts-oriented "taster" program held...

Past is Present: Revival Jewelry

  • through August 19, 2018
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Whether copying or choosing motifs to reinterpret, jewelers have always looked to the past for inspiration. The practice became popular in the 19th century, as designers like Castellani, Giacinto...
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From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection

  • through August 19, 2018
  • Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
When Americans Samuel and Myrna Myers visited Paris in the mid-1960s, they became so enamored with the city that they decided to make it their home. This was where they built an extraordinary...
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Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery

  • through August 25, 2018
  • The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
This exhibition unfolds a material history of Palestine, telling little-heard stories through the intimate catalyst of clothing. Among the themes are "Intifada dresses" that combine...
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Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

  • through August 26, 2018
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
This is the first exhibition to bring together the detailed compositions of sacred terrain in the Middle East and the Mediterranean of Frederic Church, a leading painter of 19th-century America...
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Love from A to Z

  • through August 27, 2018
  • the MuCEM, Marseille, France
A for amour (love), B for bijoux (jewelry), C for cœur (heart), and the list goes on as themes of love are broken down into 26 letters in the exhibition, from the tender to the torrid in...
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World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

  • through September 3, 2018
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.
Located at the crossroads of Africa and the Indian Ocean, the "Swahili Coast" has been a vibrant arena of global cultural convergence for over a millennium. For centuries, peoples from...
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Protagonist: Prints by Sara Alfageeh

  • through September 9, 2018
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
Highlighting different points in Jordanian American Alfageeh's journey as a graphic illustrator, this exhibition considers the various sources of characters that shape our own story. By...
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What Do You Mean, Here We Are? Townhouse Gallery, Cairo

  • July 6, 2018 through September 9, 2018
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
This exhibition is a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1998, Townhouse emerged onto a scene dominated by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and its private...
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From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present

  • through September 16, 2018
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
This exhibition presents a comparison of Pablo Picasso's works with those of non-Western artists, based on an anthropology of art. This juxtaposition raises questions on both sides via plastic...
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