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...
Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

  • through March 29, 2020
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
She was known as "The One for Whom the Sun Shines"--Queen...
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...
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...

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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At the Still Point of the Turning World, There is the Dance

  • through January 19, 2020
  • Sursock Museum, Beirut
Late artist and writer Helen Khal was at the center of a fascinating generation of artists in Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. A prolific painter, cofounder of Gallery One, art critic for The Daily...
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Alula: Merveille D'Arabie

  • through January 19, 2020
  • Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
One of Saudi Arabia's lesser-known but richest regions lies in its northwest: Al-Ula, subject of this exhibit that reveals fruits of more than 20 years of research. It is an invitation to...
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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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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 migration, immigration and displacement of peoples today. The world is currently witnessing the highest levels of movement...
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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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Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

  • through February 2, 2020
  • Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, UK
Through photography, sculpture, painting, performance and film, "Homelands" tells stories of migration and resettlement in South Asia and beyond, as well as those of forced division and...
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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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Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

  • September 21, 2019 through February 23, 2020
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Set up as journey along the Sahara's trade routes during a time when West African gold connected peoples and cultures, arts and beliefs across continents, this is the first major...
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