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...
Helen Zughaib: Migrations
Helen Zughaib
"Syrian Migration #5," by Helen Zughaib.

Helen Zughaib: Migrations

  • May 23, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • The President Woodrow Wilson House, Washington D.C.
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference that ...
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, ...

Queens of Egypt

  • through September 2, 2019
  • National Geographic Museum
This multisensory exhibition brings visitors back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt. Get to know such legendary queens as Nefertari, Nefertiti, Hatshepsut...

A la plume, au pinceau, au crayon: dessins du monde arabe

  • through September 15, 2019
  • Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
This exhibition uncovers hundreds of works from the collection of the Institut du Monde Arabe, recently enriched by a donation from Claude & France Lemand. These paintings, mostly figurative...

Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis

  • October 11, 2019 through October 21, 2019
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
In 1908 The Metropolitan Museum of Art began to excavate late-antique sites in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt's Western Desert. The Museum's archeologists uncovered two-story houses...

REORIENT 2019 Festival of Short Plays

  • October 18, 2019 through November 17, 2019
  • Potrero Stage, San Francisco
ReOrient 2019 celebrates the 20th anniversary of this innovative and spirited festival of short plays from or about the Middle East. The line-up includes playwrights with longtime associations with...

Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics

  • through November 17, 2019
  • The Baltimore Museum of Art
Beauty stops us in our tracks. It makes us pause, look, consider. Sometimes it overwhelms us. We are often told art should aspire to this standard and be proportionate, symmetrical, naturalistic...

Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

  • October 22, 2019 through November 30, 2019
  • Stauth Memorial Museum, Montezuma, Kansas
The success of wax prints derived from a traditional technique of wax-resist dying, in which a patter is made on both sides of cotton fabric with warm liquid wax applied by a tjanting, a small...

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...

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...

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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