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...

Al-Tibb: Healing Traditions in Islamic Medical Manuscripts

  • through December 31, 2018
  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Medicine in Islam carries a history of inquiry, innovation and change, reflecting the esteemed place occupied by knowledge in traditions of Islamic learning. This notion, combined...

Orientalism: Taking and Making

  • through December 31, 2018
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
"Orientalism" describes the widespread popularity of European and American artists taking inspiration from art and people—both real and imagined—of Middle Eastern, North...

Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

  • through January 27, 2019
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Whether they are gem-studded rings and cups, intricately carved dagger hilts and trays, or any of the many other glittering artworks on display, all the objects in this exhibition reflect 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...

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...

Mohammed Kacimi

  • October 25, 2018 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...

I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria

  • November 8, 2018 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...

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...

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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