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...

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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Egypt's Sunken Cities

  • November 4, 2018 through April 19, 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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Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

  • January 24, 2019 through June 23, 2019
  • Northwestern Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
This exhibit challenges the widely held bias of a "timeless Africa" cut off from the dynamics of world history. This is the first major exhibition to take stock of the material...
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Calligraphy: A New Addition to the Permanent Galleries

  • through April 17, 2020
  • Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK
A new case demonstrates the versatility of Islamic calligraphy and its use in ceremonial and secular objects. Among others, the stunning objects include a blue pot from 12th-century Kashan...
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A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. Guided by new research inspired in part by feminist scholarship, the...
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New Middle East Galleries

  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
The 4,500-year-old crown jewels of a queen. One of the world's oldest drinking vessels. A baby's rattle. A school child's first writing primer. A workman's tool. The very...
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Núria Güell and Levi Orta: The Aesthetics of a Property Map, Syria (Part I)

  • Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
Barcelona-based artists Núria Güell and Levi Orta examine power structures and relationships through their collaborative practice. Güell leverages her privilege as an artist and as a white...
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Rain Room

  •  permanently sited in Al Majarrah, Sharjah, UAE
Rain Room, a site specific installation created by London-based collaborative-studio Random International, provides an immersive experience of continuous rainfall. When visitors enter the room...
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