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
"Syrian Migration #9," by Helen Zughaib, 2019, gouache.

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands

  • through April 7, 2019
  • Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
This exhibit features five Arab American visual artists with new work...

Art Dubai 2019

  • March 20, 2019 through March 23, 2019
  • Various locations, Dubai
Art Dubai 2019 features Art Dubai Contemporary, Art Dubai Modern, the...

Music, Faith and Diplomacy along the Silk Road

  • through March 23, 2019
  • SOAS University of London Brunei Gallery
The centuries of cultural exchange along the Silk Road have played a central role in constructing the cultures of Asia and Europe. The selection of objects shown are from SOAS's own collections...

Watch before You Fall: Manal AlDowayan

  • through March 30, 2019
  • Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
In this exhibition, the artist looks at symbolism found in books written about women's bodies. Using sculpture, ceramics and fabric, AlDowayan describes this exhibition as "a...

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands

  • through April 7, 2019
  • Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
This exhibit features five Arab American visual artists with new work responding to five Arab American poets, all dealing with themes of displacement and survival. The exhibition coincides with the...

Alexandria International Book Fair

  • March 25, 2019 through April 7, 2019
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
This book fair continues the realization a dream of Alexandrian intellectuals, one that came true  after the inauguration of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 2002: An ...

Egypt's Sunken Cities

  • through April 14, 2019
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
More than 1,200 years ago, two cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered...

Beyond Compare: Art from Africa in the Bode-Museum

  • through June 2, 2019
  • Bode-Museum, Berlin
The exhibition introduces superlative works of art from Africa from the Museum of Ethnology into the peerless sculpture collection of the Bode-Museum. Pairs of sculptures from both continents are...

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

  • January 26, 2019 through June 21, 2019
  • Northwestern University Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
This exhibit challenges the colonial stereotype of "timeless Africa," a continent cut off from the dynamics of history. This is the first major exhibition to take stock of...

Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection

  • February 3, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The exhibition showcases more than 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes and wall hangings. Organized by motif, Power of Pattern examines how the region's textile designers...

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...
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