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...
Jeddah Arts 21,39: I Love You, Urgently
Ayman Zedani
Artwork by Saudi-born conceptual artist Ayman Zedani.

Jeddah Arts 21,39: I Love You, Urgently

  • through April 18, 2020
  • The Saudi Art Council and al-Balad, Jiddah
At a time when Saudi Arabia is undergoing a rapid transformation, ...
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

  • through May 3, 2020
  • Saatchi Gallery, London
This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of...
Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power
Courtesy of Drik
"Smitri Azad, Dhaka," 1994, by Shahidul Alam, photograph.

Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power

  • November 8, 2019 through May 4, 2020
  • The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
This exhibition presents the first comprehensive US museum survey of the...
Homeland Under My Nails: Mohammad Omar Khalil: Selected prints (1964—present)
Mohammad Omar Khalil
"Sacrifice," by Mohammad Omar Khalil, 1975, etching, aquatint, scraping.

Homeland Under My Nails: Mohammad Omar Khalil: Selected prints (1964—present)

  • January 22, 2020 through April 26, 2020
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
Mohammad Omar Khalil, a painter, master printmaker and mentor practicing...
Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Equestrian, 19th–20th century. Bamana peoples. Mali, Ouassabo, Bougouni District. Wood, iron, 130 centimeters.

Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara

  • January 30, 2020 through May 10, 2020
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This exhibition is the first of its kind to trace the legacy of the...
Red Sea International Film Festival 2020
Red Sea International Film Festival

Red Sea International Film Festival 2020

  • March 12, 2020 through March 21, 2020
  • Jiddah Old Town, Saudi Arabia
This inaugural edition, held in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, brings together...

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

  • September 14, 2019 through February 2, 2020
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
A North American premiere, this exhibition of the British Museum reconstructs the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BCE to 180 CE. Non-invasive techniques have...
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Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

  • through February 2, 2020
  • Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, UK
Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance and film, "Homelands" tells stories of migration and resettlement in South Asia and beyond, as well as those of forced division and...
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Zarina: Atlas of Her World

  • September 6, 2019 through February 2, 2020
  • Pulitzer Arts Foundation,  St. Louis, Missouri
The India-born American artist Zarina is best known for her prints and sculptures, which bring the visual language of abstraction and minimalism together with an ongoing engagement with themes of...
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Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

  • September 21, 2019 through February 23, 2020
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Set up as journey along the Sahara's trade routes during a time when West African gold connected peoples and cultures, arts and beliefs across continents, this is the first major...
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Mandy El-Sayegh: The Amateur and Problems with Metaphor

  • through February 23, 2020
  • Twin Galleries, Sursock Museum, Beirut
The practice of Malaysia-born Mandy El-Sayegh is rooted in assemblage. Executed in a wide range of media, including densely layered paintings, sculpture, installation, diagrams, as well as sound...
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Talking Maps

  • through March 8, 2020
  • Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
This new exhibition celebrates maps and the stories they tell about the places they show and the people who make and use them, showcasing iconic treasures from the Bodleian's world-renowned...
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I Am... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

  • through March 15, 2020
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington, D. C.
Taking its name from a 1970s feminist anthem, this exhibition draws upon a selection of artworks by women artists from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's permanent collection to...
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Red Sea International Film Festival 2020

  • March 12, 2020 through March 21, 2020
  • Jiddah Old Town, Saudi Arabia
This inaugural edition, held in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, brings together regional and international communities to experience the best in film, immersive art,  experimental projects and...
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Art Dubai Modern 2020

  • March 25, 2020 through March 28, 2020
  • Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
The 2020 edition of Art Dubai Modern showcases individual presentations of 19 leading modernist artists from 11 countries of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, making this the...
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