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...
When Home Won't Let you Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art
Photo by Mel Taing / Reena Saini Kallat
"Woven Chronicle" by Reena Saini Kallat, 2011–2019, installation view.

When Home Won't Let you Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

  • through January 26, 2020
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
This exhibition considers how contemporary artists are responding to the...
Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

  • through March 29, 2020
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
She was known as "The One for Whom the Sun Shines"--Queen...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...

What Remains

  • through January 5, 2020
  • Imperial War Museums, London
From the Nazi theft of art and the bombing of Coventry Cathedral to the destruction by ISIS of objects from Mosul Museum in Iraq, war devastates lives, kills people and destroys the cultural...
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The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists

  • through January 5, 2020
  • The Drawing Center, New York
This is an exhibition of historical and contemporary drawings by incarcerated people from all over the globe. Works by artists who were or currently are prisoners are juxtaposed with drawings by...
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Halima Cassell: Eclectica-Global Inspirations

  • through January 5, 2020
  • Manchester Art Gallery
Inspired by geometry, natural forms and travel, Kashmir-born artist Halima Cassell, who grew up in the west of England, creates deeply carved forms in unglazed ceramic, bronze, stone, wood and...
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Longing for Mecca

  • through January 12, 2020
  • Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
This exhibition offers a unique insight into the Hajj, Islam's most important pilgrimage. Millions of people travel to Makkah each year, including thousands of Dutch. It is one of the world'...
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Stories of West Africa: Hollis Chatelain

  • October 20, 2019 through January 12, 2020
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California
Hollis Chatelain creates art quilts based on her photographs when she lived in the West African countries of Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali and Benin. From her photographs, Hollis drew the original...
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At the Still Point of the Turning World, There is the Dance

  • through January 19, 2020
  • Sursock Museum, Beirut
Late artist and writer Helen Khal was at the center of a fascinating generation of artists in Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. A prolific painter, cofounder of Gallery One, art critic for The Daily...
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Alula: Merveille D'Arabie

  • through January 19, 2020
  • Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
One of Saudi Arabia's lesser-known but richest regions lies in its northwest: Al-Ula, subject of this exhibit that reveals fruits of more than 20 years of research. It is an invitation to...
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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, artists and craftspeople from Europe and North America have drawn inspiration from—and have represented&mdash...
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When Home Won't Let you Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

  • through January 26, 2020
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
This exhibition considers how contemporary artists are responding to the migration, immigration and displacement of peoples today. The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of movement...
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