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...

Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis

  • through September 30, 2018
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
In 1908 the Metropolitan Museum of Art began to excavate late-antique sites in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt's Western Desert. The Museum's archeologists uncovered two-story houses...
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Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis

  • through September 30, 2018
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
In 1908 The Metropolitan Museum of Art began to excavate late-antique sites in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt's Western Desert. The Museum's archeologists uncovered two-story houses...
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Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter

  • July 18, 2018 through October 14, 2018
  • The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
The sculptural work of Syrian-born and Brooklyn-based Diana Al-Hadid often refers to boundaries as a way to challenge preconceived notions of how one defines and experiences space. Drawing from an...
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Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace

  • through October 28, 2018
  • Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Born in 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan, artist Huma Bhabha has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the sixth in a series of...
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Asian World Film Festival 2018

  • October 24, 2018 through November 1, 2018
  • Culver City, Los Angeles County, California
Screening selected films from 51 countries, the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) aims to stimulate greater recognition of the continent's filmmakers, thus strengthening ties between...
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I AM: An Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN

  • through November 25, 2018
  • Various Locations:

    American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C., through October 22.
    Center for the Arts, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, January 12–February 25, 2018.
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, April 1–May 28, 2018.
    St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, Washington, June 10–August 7, 2018.
    Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 1–October 14, 2018.
    The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Burlington, Vermont, October 25–November 25, 2018.
     
I AM is a peace-building exhibition that premiered in Amman, Jordan, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, and it shows 31 of the Middle East's premier contemporary...
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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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