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...
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...
Helen Zughaib
"Syrian Migration #9," by Helen Zughaib, 2019, gouache.

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands

  • through April 7, 2019
  • Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
This exhibit features five Arab American visual artists with new work...

Art Dubai 2019

  • March 20, 2019 through March 23, 2019
  • Various locations, Dubai
Art Dubai 2019 features Art Dubai Contemporary, Art Dubai Modern, the...

A Lost Future: Shezad Dawood / The Otolith Group/Matti Braun

  • through January 28, 2019
  • The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
This three-part exhibition challenges existing histories and speculative futures across cultures in Bengal—a culturally rich region divided between present-day India and Bangladesh. The three...
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Two Camels and a Saint: The Antique Pilgrimage Site of Abu Mina in Egypt

  • through January 31, 2019
  • Bode-Museum, Berlin
Late in the fourth century CE, the tomb of Menas developed into one of the major pilgrimage sites of Late Antiquity—Abu Mina, just outside of Alexandria. Until its destruction during the...
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Mohammed Kacimi

  • through February 4, 2019
  • the MuCEM, Marseille
Mohammed Kacimi is one of the most important Moroccan visual artists since the Second World War. From a classical, linear tradition to the developments of new forms of modernity that feed the Arab...
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I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria

  • through February 24, 2019
  • British Museum, London
In his time during the seventh century BCE, King Ashurbanipal of Assyria was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as "king of the world," and his...
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The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone

  • through March 2, 2019
  • Cantor Art Center, Stanford, CA
This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor's collection—a sowei mask, used in dance by the senior women of the women-only Sande Society. The sowei mask symbolizes...
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Art Dubai 2019

  • March 20, 2019 through March 23, 2019
  • Various locations, Dubai
Art Dubai 2019 features Art Dubai Contemporary, Art Dubai Modern, the second edition of Residents and Bawwaba ("Gateway"), a new section to the fair that features 10 solo presentations...
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Music, Faith and Diplomacy along the Silk Road

  • through March 23, 2019
  • SOAS University of London Brunei Gallery
The centuries of cultural exchange along the Silk Road have played a central role in constructing the cultures of Asia and Europe. The selection of objects shown are from SOAS's own collections...
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The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands

  • through April 7, 2019
  • Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
This exhibit features five Arab American visual artists with new work responding to five Arab American poets, all dealing with themes of displacement and survival. The exhibition coincides with the...
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Egypt's Sunken Cities

  • through April 14, 2019
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
More than 1,200 years ago, two cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered...
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