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

21,39 Jeddah Arts: 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...
I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
"Wedding Souvenirs," 2016 by Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

  • through July 5, 2020
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington, D. C.
Taking its name from a 1970s feminist anthem, this exhibition draws upon...
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...
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...

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

  • through May 3, 2020
  • Saatchi Gallery, London
This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, and it represents a final opportunity to see these glittering world heritage artifacts outside of...
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Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist

  • February 29, 2020 through May 3, 2020
  • Kunst-Werke Berlin
This is the first major retrospective in Europe of the late Emirati artist Hassan Sharif (1951–2016). One of the most influential 20th-century artists from the Middle East, he is considered a...
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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 mighty states of the Sahel—a vast swath of continental Africa south of the Sahara spanning what is today Senegal,...
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Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present

  • through May 16, 2020
  • Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Houston
In this exhibit, artists from diverse parts of Africa and its diaspora challenge Eurocentric tropes of race, representation and colonial narratives. They address the ...
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The Cup and the Saucer

  • through May 17, 2020
  • My Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi
This is the first major solo exhibition for Emirati artist Hashel Al Lamki, exploring the breadth of the notions of unity, separation and individualism. The show seeks to discuss the metaphoric and...
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When Home Won't Let You Stay: Art and Migration

  • through May 24, 2020
  • Minneapolis Insitute of Art
By choice or by force. With success, struggle, or both. People move or are uprooted for many reasons. The world currently is witness to the highest levels of human movement on record; the United...
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A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate

  • through May 24, 2020
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York
This exhibition explores ancient ideas about craftsmanship and the power of clay, glass and stone through the display of the surviving fragments of Babylon's iconic Ishtar Gate and Processional...
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Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry Between East and West

  • February 19, 2020 through May 30, 2020
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi
Furusiyya in the East meets chivalry in the West. Tales of knightly culture have been told throughout history—of brave heroes fighting for their sovereign, their religion and their honor...
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Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest

  • through May 30, 2020
  • NYU Abu Dhabi
This ongoing multimedia installation is a creative response to crime, politics, human rights and ecological crisis in the resource-rich and largely tribal Indian state of Odisha. Kanwar, who was...
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