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...

I AM

  • through August 7, 2018
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
This exhibition is on a 16-month US tour organized by CARAVAN, an...
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...
Photos by Frank Piccolo
Installation view of 168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, by Wafaa Bilal

168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, Wafaa Bilal

  • July 14, 2018 through August 19, 2018
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
In 2003 the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its...
Courtesy of the artist
"Gibran and Me," by Jamal A. Rahim, 2018, ink on paper.

Kahlil Gibran: A Guide for Our Times

  • August 6, 2018 through August 10, 2018
  • Sotheby's, London
This exhibition culminates a peacebuilding tour by CARAVAN, an...

168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, Wafaa Bilal

  • July 14, 2018 through August 19, 2018
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
In 2003 the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its entire library of more than 70,000 books when looters set fire to the collection during the invasion of Iraq. Fifteen years...
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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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Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage

  • through August 26, 2018
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
This is the first exhibition to bring together the detailed compositions of sacred terrain in the Middle East and the Mediterranean of Frederic Church, a leading painter of 19th-century America...
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Love from A to Z

  • through August 27, 2018
  • the MuCEM, Marseille, France
A for amour (love), B for bijoux (jewelry), C for cœur (heart), and the list goes on as themes of love are broken down into 26 letters in the exhibition, from the tender to the torrid in...
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World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

  • through September 3, 2018
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.
Located at the crossroads of Africa and the Indian Ocean, the "Swahili Coast" has been a vibrant arena of global cultural convergence for over a millennium. For centuries, peoples from...
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Protagonist: Prints by Sara Alfageeh

  • through September 9, 2018
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
Highlighting different points in Jordanian American Alfageeh's journey as a graphic illustrator, this exhibition considers the various sources of characters that shape our own story. By...
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What Do You Mean, Here We Are? Townhouse Gallery, Cairo

  • July 6, 2018 through September 9, 2018
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
This exhibition is a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1998, Townhouse emerged onto a scene dominated by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and its private...
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The Mosaic Rooms 10 Years: Modern Masters and Contemporary Culture from the Arab World and Iran

  • through September 19, 2018
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
To celebrate the museum's 10th anniversary, The Mosaic Rooms present a program of exhibitions and events running to autumn 2019. The program of six exhibitions has two parts, a series of...
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Ottoman Arcadia: The Hamidian Expedition to the Land of Tribal Roots (1886)

  • through September 30, 2018
  • ANAMED Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul
In 1886 Sultan Abdülhamid II commissioned an official expedition to create three volumes of photography documenting the dramatic landscapes, towns and monuments of the early Ottoman settlements of...
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