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...
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...
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...
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...

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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Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

  • through March 29, 2020
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Discover the celebrated Queen Nefertari, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Experience the magnificence of royal palaces and tombs, including Nefertari's burial chamber, considered...
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Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan

  • through March 29, 2020
  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ancient graffiti provides a unique glimpse into the lives of individuals in antiquity. Religious devotion in Kush (a region located in modern-day northern Sudan), involved pilgrimage and leaving...
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Calligraphy: A New Addition to the Permanent Galleries

  • through April 17, 2020
  • Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK
A new case demonstrates the versatility of Islamic calligraphy and its use in ceremonial and secular objects. Among others, the stunning objects include a blue pot from 12th-century Kashan...
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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, the seventh edition of 21,39 asks local and international artists, architects, designers and thinkers to seek out...
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Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company

  • through April 19, 2020
  • The Wallace Collection
This is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late 18th and 19th centuries. It is an unprecedented opportunity to see these...
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The Cloth that Changed the World: India's Painted and Printed Cottons

  • November 30, 2019 through April 19, 2020
  • Royal Ontario Museum
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'...
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Leila's Quest for Flight

  • April 25, 2020 through April 25, 2020
  • South San Francisco Library
When the optometrist shatters Leila's dream of becoming a pilot, a menagerie of mythic birds gather to help her accomplish her goal. Drawn from beloved Palestinian folktales, Leila's Quest...
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