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...

I AM

  • through August 7, 2018
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
This exhibition is on a 16-month US tour organized by CARAVAN, an...
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...
Photos by Frank Piccolo
Installation view of 168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, by Wafaa Bilal

168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, Wafaa Bilal

  • July 14, 2018 through August 19, 2018
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
In 2003 the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its...
Courtesy of the artist
"Gibran and Me," by Jamal A. Rahim, 2018, ink on paper.

Kahlil Gibran: A Guide for Our Times

  • August 6, 2018 through August 10, 2018
  • Sotheby's, London
This exhibition culminates a peacebuilding tour by CARAVAN, an...

The World of the Fatimids

  • through July 2, 2018
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
This exhibit bears witness to a dynasty that built one of the world's oldest universities, compiled one of its greatest libraries and fostered a flowering of the arts and sciences. At its...
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Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat

  • through July 9, 2018
  • The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.
Across Central Asia, oasis towns were once awash with the rainbow colors of resist-dyed ikat fabrics. Through exceptional artworks recently donated to the museum, this exhibition focuses on...
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Margiana: A Bronze Age Kingdom in Turkmenistan

  • through July 10, 2018
  • Neues Museum, Berlin
Margiana is the name of a historical landscape in eastern Turkmenistan that 4,000 years ago was the cradle of a fascinating, advanced Bronze Age civilization. Featured at the heart of this...
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Ex Africa

  • through July 16, 2018
  • Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo
This exhibition is the largest show of contemporary African art to be staged in Brazil and opens this month at the São Paulo outpost of the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. The show is named after...
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Rachid Koraïchi: Les Maîtres du Temps (Masters of Time)

  • June 21, 2018 through July 28, 2018
  • October Gallery, London
This exhibit presents new works by Algeria-born Rachid Koraïchi. The artist's impressive oeuvre includes large installations, ceramics, sculptures, textiles and works on canvas and paper. For...
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Baghdad Mon Amour: Saison Culturelle

  • through July 29, 2018
  • Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris
This exhibition is about artistic strategies of reinventing Iraqi heritage after decades of war. Mostly from Iraq, the artists gathered here seek to overcome the looting and destruction...
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Nicky Nodjoumi: Fractures

  • through July 31, 2018
  • The Third Line, Dubai
This is the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Brooklyn-based artist Nicky Nodjoumi. The show features the artist's work from the past two years, including large- and small-scale oils on...
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The Prince and the Shah: Royal Portraits from Qajar Iran

  • through August 5, 2018
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.
In our age of social media and selfies, it may be difficult to grasp the importance of painted portraits and studio photographs in 19th-century Persia. During this time, known as the Qajar era...
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I AM

  • through August 7, 2018
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
This exhibition is on a 16-month US tour organized by CARAVAN, an international arts nonprofit. As the world's attention focuses ever more on the rights of women, and there is at...
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