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...

Mandy El-Sayegh: The Amateur and Problems with Metaphor

  • through February 23, 2020
  • Twin Galleries, Sursock Museum, Beirut
The practice of Malaysia-born Mandy El-Sayegh is rooted in assemblage. Executed in a wide range of media, including densely layered paintings, sculpture, installation, diagrams, as well as sound...
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Talking Maps

  • through March 8, 2020
  • Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
This new exhibition celebrates maps and the stories they tell about the places they show and the people who make and use them, showcasing iconic treasures from the Bodleian's world-renowned...
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I Am... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

  • through March 15, 2020
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington, D. C.
Taking its name from a 1970s feminist anthem, this exhibition draws upon a selection of artworks by women artists from the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art's permanent collection to...
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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 regional and international communities to experience the best in film, immersive art,  experimental projects and...
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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 Nefertari, the royal wife of Pharaoh Ramses II and one of the most celebrated of all of Egypt's queens. The exhibit offers...
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Calligraphy: A New Addition to the Permanent Galleries

  • through April 17, 2020
  • Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK
A new case demonstrates the versatility of Islamic calligraphy and its use in ceremonial and secular objects. Among others, the stunning objects include a blue pot from 12th-century Kashan...
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The Cloth that Changed the World: India's Painted and Printed Cottons

  • November 30, 2019 through April 19, 2020
  • Royal Ontario Museum
Made with novel cotton, vivid colors and exuberant design, the painted and printed cottons of India revolutionized art, fashion and science wherever they went. Featuring pieces from the museum'...
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Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

  • November 2, 2019 through May 3, 2020
  • Saatchi Gallery, London
Commemorating the centenary of the world's most celebrated archeological discovery, the largest collection of Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel out of Egypt opens at the...
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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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