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...

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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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 international arts initiative that originated in Cairo and is now based in Chicago. It features 35 acclaimed...
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Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma

  • through August 11, 2018
  • Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri.
London-based artist Mona Hatoum illuminates contradictions and uncertainties in contemporary global society. Often referencing domestic and everyday objects, Hatoum creates installations and...
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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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