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...

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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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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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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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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