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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...

Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

  • through November 25, 2018
  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
This exhibition sheds light on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East by showing what's at stake—the rich history of the region and the diversity of its people...
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Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

  • through November 26, 2018
  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
Nimrud. Aleppo. Palmyra. Ebla. These ancient sites and many others in Iraq and Syria have found their way to the top of recent international news as the destruction of cultural heritage becomes...
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Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

  • September 1, 2018 through December 15, 2018
  • Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, Florida
Batik is a Javanese  word that refers to a traditional technique of wax-resist dyeing in which a pattern is made on both sides of cotton fabric with warm liquid wax applied  by a tjanting...
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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 on weekends aimed at school-age children and teenagers. It aims to get kids involved in YARAT's...
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A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

  • September 1, 2018 through December 30, 2018
  • The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.
Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey's nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art. This exhibition marks the...
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GlaswegAsians: A Colourful Heritage

  • through December 31, 2018
  • Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow
Working in partnership with Colourful Heritage, this exhibition traces the influence and heritage of South Asian communities across Scotland and throughout Glasgow. The exhibition marks the start...
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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...
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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...
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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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