New Middle East Galleries
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...
Helen Zughaib: Migrations
Helen Zughaib
"Syrian Migration #5," by Helen Zughaib.

Helen Zughaib: Migrations

  • May 23, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • The President Woodrow Wilson House, Washington D.C.
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference that ...
Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
School of Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), "A Portrait of Sultan Bayezid I," oil on canvas, circa 1580.

Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art

  • October 10, 2019 through January 26, 2020
  • The British Museum, London
This exhibit looks at how, from the 1500s to the present day, ...

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

  • through July 21, 2019
  • Northwestern University Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
This exhibit challenges the colonial stereotype of "timeless Africa," a continent cut off from the dynamics of history. This is the first major exhibition to take stock of...
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Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection

  • February 3, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The exhibition showcases more than 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes and wall hangings. Organized by motif, Power of Pattern examines how the region's textile designers...
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Helen Zughaib: Migrations

  • May 23, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • The President Woodrow Wilson House, Washington D.C.
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference that ended World War I and created today's borders in the Middle East that have affected geopolitics ever since. To mark...
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Tutankamón: La tumba, el oro y la maldición

  • through July 29, 2019
  • Centro Cultural Paso del Norte-Sala de Usos Multiples, Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
This exhibition, translated as "Tutankhamun: the tomb, the gold and the curse," is a majestic sample with more than 200 pieces that recreate the tomb of the pharaoh and his treasures...
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M. F. Husain: Art and the Nation

  • through August 4, 2019
  • Asia Society, New York
One of the founding members of Bombay Progressive Artists' Group, M. F. Husain created the mural-sized painting "Lightning" for then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's Congress Party...
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Hayv Kahraman: Superfluous Bodies

  • through August 4, 2019
  • Honolulu Museum of Art
Los Angeles-based artist Hayv Kahraman, born in 1981 in Baghdad, Iraq, explores identity, memory, gender and exile across paintings and sculptures that present and re-present the "...
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Muna Al Khajah: Harmony: Aesthetics of Ornamentation in Emirati Heritage

  • through August 14, 2019
  • Sharjah Heritage Museum
The works in this exhibit by Emirati artist Muna Al Khajah are inspired by ornamentation found in Emirati heritage. It features decorative units of geometric and floral ornamentation...
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The Moon: A Voyage Through Time

  • through August 18, 2019
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Since the dawn of civilization, the moon has captivated cultures. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, this exhibition explores our enduring fascination with this enchanting...
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Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arabic-German Storytelling Traditions

  • through August 18, 2019
  • Neues Museum, Berlin
This exhibition looks into the mutual influences and shared ideas of Arabic and German storytelling traditions. It presents the first written traditions of stories and fairy tales, the earliest...
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