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...
Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

  • American Research Center in Egypt, al-Qarna, Egypt, online
Some 3,000 years ago, on the west bank of the Nile in al-Qarna, Egypt...
Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour
3-D view of the coffin of Ankh-Khonsu, Thebes, Egypt, Dynasty 22 (945–712 BCE); painted wood. 

Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour

  • Online, by the Harvard Museum of Ancient Near East
Collections at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (formerly the...
Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo
3-D doll-house view of Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq.

Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo

  • Online, by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
Constructed between the years 1408 and 1409 CE, the Zawiya and Sabil...
From Kalīla wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling Through Fables
Kalila wa Dimna. 13th-century manuscript. Bibliothèque nationale de France.

From Kalīla wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling Through Fables

  • through July 21, 2024
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi
From Kalīla wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling Through Fables traces...

Golden Spider Silk

  • through July 6, 2024
  • Museum of Islamic Art
Golden Spider Silk delves into the fascinating world of golden spider silk, unveiling its extraordinary history and remarkable properties. For centuries, spider silk was coveted by those seeking to...
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Anida Yoeu Ali: Hybrid Skin, Mythical Presence

  • through July 7, 2024
  • Seattle Asian Art Museum
Anida Yoeu Ali: Hybrid Skin, Mythical Presence explores two of Tacoma-based international artist Anida Yoeu Ali iconic performances The Buddhist Bug and The Red Chador. Central to many of her...
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Africa & Byzantium

  • through July 21, 2024
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art
Africa & Byzantium considers the complex artistic relationships among kingdoms and empires from the fourth century and beyond. The first international loan exhibition to treat this subject, it...
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From Kalīla wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling Through Fables

  • through July 21, 2024
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi
From Kalīla wa Dimna to La Fontaine: Travelling Through Fables traces the evolution of animal fables across cultures and centuries. Featuring more than 130 artworks, including manuscripts, graphic...
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Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting

  • through August 4, 2024
  • LACMA
Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting is the first exhibition to present Islamic art in the context of its associated culinary traditions. It will include some 250 works of art...
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Carpets and Canopies in Mughal India

  • through September 8, 2024
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art
Carpets and Canopies in Mughal India showcases portable courtly spaces among nomadic groups, such as the Mongols and Turks of Central Asia. Mughal carpets were not meant to be walked on; instead...
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The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word

  • through December 28, 2024
  • International Museum of Muslim Cultures. 
The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word highlights the extraordinary richness of historical manuscripts dating back to the 13th century. particularly flourishing in the city of Timbuktu...
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Light: Visionary Perspectives

  • June 28, 2024 through March 17, 2025
  • Aga Khan Museum
Light: Visionary Perspectives explores the centrality of light and its significance across cultures and contexts as a unifying symbol for the world. Marking the Aga Khan Museum’s 10th...
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Arabofuturs

  • October 27, 2024
  • Institut du Monde Arabe
Arabofuturs brings together the works of 17 videographers, visual artists, photographers and performers who use the motifs of science fiction or fantasy to question the certainties and achievements...
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