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Sultana's Reality
Image from Sultana's Reality, written, designed and animated by Afrah Shafiq

Sultana's Reality

  • Online
In this Alice in Wonderland-styled interactive adventure, playfully...
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...
Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World

Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World

  • April 5, 2020
  • Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today consumers use the Internet and digital banking to acquire the...
Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities
Shahzia Sikander
"Web," by Shahzia Sikander, 2002.

Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

  • October 2, 2020 through January 24, 2021
  • RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is internationally celebrated...

Homeland Under My Nails: Mohammad Omar Khalil—Selected Prints (1965-present)

  • January 22, 2020 through April 26, 2020
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
One of the most significant artists of his generation from Sudan and the Arab world, Mohammad Omar Khalil, born in 1936, is a painter, master printmaker and mentor who has been practicing...

Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

  • March 18, 2020 through July 27, 2020
  • The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California
Mesopotamia, the land "between the rivers" in modern-day Iraq, was home to Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians. Among their many achievements are the creation of the earliest-known...

Saqqara: Life in a City of the Dead

  • through August 2, 2020
  • Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands
This exhibit reveals the significance of religious traditions for people who lived in ancient Egypt. On display are papyri, a bronze cat sarcophagus and a facial fragment of a mummy chest. The...

Omar Ba: Same Dream

  • May 21, 2020 through August 16, 2020
  • Contemporary Calgary
Same Dream brings together several of Ba’s paintings depicting dictators and authority figures who lead regimes across the African continent and in other parts of the world, particularly...

Contemporary Muslim Fashions

  • through August 23, 2020
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Organized by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, this is the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. The exhibition examines how...

Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital

  • through September 4, 2020
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Since its invention in the 1830s, photography has radically transformed the way we document and interpret the world. Today, photographs are created and consumed at a rapid pace, but in its early...

Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis

  • through September 6, 2020
  • SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico
This exhibit focuses on human migrations and displacements of the past, present and future. Through works in a range of media, artists from around the globe foreground forgotten histories, ask us...

The Cloth that Changed the World: India's Painted and Printed Cottons

  • April 4, 2020 through September 27, 2020
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Made with novel cotton, vivid colors and exuberant design, the painted and printed cottons of India revolutionized art, fashion and science wherever they went. Featuring pieces from the museum'...

Farid Rasulov: Qurban Olum

  • through October 11, 2020
  • Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan
Having previously represented Azerbaijan in the 53rd and 55th Venice Biennales, Rasulov is well-known for his works that explore both Azerbaijani and wider oriental traditions. The artist works...
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