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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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