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...
Jeddah Arts 21,39: I Love You, Urgently
Ayman Zedani
Artwork by Saudi-born conceptual artist Ayman Zedani.

Jeddah Arts 21,39: I Love You, Urgently

  • through April 18, 2020
  • The Saudi Art Council and al-Balad, Jiddah
At a time when Saudi Arabia is undergoing a rapid transformation, ...
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...
Homeland Under My Nails: Mohammad Omar Khalil: Selected prints (1964—present)
Mohammad Omar Khalil
"Sacrifice," by Mohammad Omar Khalil, 1975, etching, aquatint, scraping.

Homeland Under My Nails: Mohammad Omar Khalil: Selected prints (1964—present)

  • January 22, 2020 through April 26, 2020
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
Mohammad Omar Khalil, a painter, master printmaker and mentor practicing...
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...

Homeland Under My Nails: Mohammad Omar Khalil: Selected prints (1964—present)

  • January 22, 2020 through April 26, 2020
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
Mohammad Omar Khalil, a painter, master printmaker and mentor practicing since the 1960s, is one of the most significant artists of his generation from Sudan and the Arab world. A long overdue...
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Las artes del metal en Al-Ándalus

  • December 17, 2019 through April 26, 2020
  • Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid
This exhibition brings together for the first time the main masterpieces of the metalwork of Al-Andalus, from prestigious Spanish and foreign collections. A large selection of pieces, complemented...
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Jogging by Hanane Hajj Ali, translated by Hassan Abdulrazzak

  • May 2, 2020 through May 2, 2020
  • Brava Theater Center, San Francisco
Hanane Hajj Ali, a 50-something Lebanese actress and citizen, exercises daily to avoid osteoporosis, obesity and depression. As her story intertwines with the city's tumultuous history, Hajj...
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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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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 renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist and institution builder. More than 40 images and ephemera...
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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 mighty states of the Sahel—a vast swath of continental Africa south of the Sahara spanning what is today Senegal,...
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A Wonder to Behold: Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate

  • through May 24, 2020
  • Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York
This exhibition explores ancient ideas about craftsmanship and the power of clay, glass and stone through the display of the surviving fragments of Babylon's iconic Ishtar Gate and Processional...
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Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

  • through May 31, 2020
  • Fowler Museum of University of California Los Angeles
This exhibit brings together several of Kolkata-born US artist Banerjee's monumental installations in conversation with more than two dozen sculptures, as well as a thorough selection of...
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Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

  • March 18, 2020 through July 27, 2020
  • The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California
Mesopotamia, the land "between the rivers" in modern-day Iraq, was home to Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians. Among their many achievements are the creation of the earliest-known...
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