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...

Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past

  • through May 13, 2018
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Although the story of antiquity can appear as a great cycle of expansion, conflict and conquest marked by divisions among peoples and civilizations, the exchange and appropriation of...

"I Am Somali": Three Visual Artists from the Twin Cities

  • through May 27, 2018
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
In Somalia, poetry has long been the preferred medium for artistic expression—in fact, the country is sometimes called "the land of bards." Recently, Somali artists have turned...

South Asian Design

  • through May 27, 2018
  • Manchester Art Gallery, UK
The South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are famous for their vibrant regional costumes, luxurious textiles and intricately detailed ceramic, stone or metal ornaments....

Globes: Visions of the World

  • through June 2, 2018
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi
How do we know the Earth is round? What is the shape of the universe? This exhibition brings together more than two millennia of globes, maps, art and scientific instruments in one journey of...

Mona Saudi: Poetry and Form

  • through June 7, 2018
  • Sharjah Art Museum
This show presents a survey of work by Jordanian artist Mona Saudi that includes works from the mid-1960s to today, encompassing a large selection of the stone sculptures for which she is best...

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim: Elements

  • through June 16, 2018
  • Bait Al Hurma, Bait Makrani Al Mureijah Sqaure, Sharjah, UAE
This exhibition presents a survey of works by Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim spanning more than three decades of the artist's practice, which includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and...

Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim

  • through June 16, 2018
  • Gallery 3 at al-Mureijah Square, Sharjah, UAE
Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation President and Director Hoor al-Qasimi, the exhibition features works by the Emirati artist spanning over three decades. Included are paintings, drawings,...

Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

  • through June 24, 2018
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The 23 surviving drawings Rembrandt Harmenz. van Rijn (1606–1669) made of Mughal emperors, princes and courtiers mark a watershed moment when the Dutch master responded to art of a...

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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