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...
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...
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...

Fayum Mummy Portraits

  • through November 24, 2019
  • Royal Ontario Museum
Charles T. Currelly, one of the founders of the Royal Ontario Museum, obtained two Fayum mummy portraits from Sotheby's in 1912. Romano-Egyptian Fayum portraits, which originally covered the...
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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...
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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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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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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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Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

  • September 14, 2019 through February 2, 2020
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
A North American premiere, this exhibition of the British Museum reconstructs the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BCE to 180 CE. Non-invasive techniques have...
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Zarina: Atlas of Her World

  • September 6, 2019 through February 2, 2020
  • Pulitzer Arts Foundation,  St. Louis, Missouri
The India-born American artist Zarina is best known for her prints and sculptures, which bring the visual language of abstraction and minimalism together with an ongoing engagement with themes of...
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