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...


  • 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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