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

21,39 Jeddah Arts: 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...
I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
"Wedding Souvenirs," 2016 by Nigerian artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

  • through July 5, 2020
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington, D. C.
Taking its name from a 1970s feminist anthem, this exhibition draws upon...
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...
Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World

Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World

  • April 5, 2020
  • Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Today consumers use the Internet and digital banking to acquire the...

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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Klee in North Africa 1914, Tunisia | Egypt, 1928

  • through June 1, 2020
  • Museum Berggruen, Berlin
Twice in his life, Paul Klee, who passed away in 1940, was drawn to North Africa for study, joining a long tradition of journeys by European artists to region. The beginning of his art career took...
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Turkish Rugs on Tudor Walls: 16th-Century Trade between England and the Islamic World

  • through June 7, 2020
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
Five hundred years ago, Protestant England, newly estranged from Catholic Europe, forged lucrative trade, diplomatic and cultural relations with the Muslim powers of Eastern Europe...
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Hassan Hajjaj: Vogue, The Arab Issue

  • through June 7, 2020
  • Fotografiska, Stockholm
Full of vibrant colors, speed and rhythmic sway, the Moroccan roots are clearly visible in Hassan Hajjaj's work, mixed with contemporary London expressions. He is an artist who always creates...
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I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

  • through July 5, 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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In Plain Sight

  • through July 11, 2020
  • Soomal House of Art, Rochester, Minnesota
This exhibit presents the work of seven Somali American artists based in Minnesota who are part of Soomal House of Art, a collective that provides an artistic community through fellowships...
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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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Saqqara: Life in a City of the Dead

  • through August 2, 2020
  • Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands
This exhibit reveals the significance of religious traditions for people who lived in ancient Egypt. On display are papyri, a bronze cat sarcophagus and a facial fragment of a mummy chest. The...
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Omar Ba: Same Dream

  • May 21, 2020 through August 16, 2020
  • Contemporary Calgary
Same Dream brings together several of Ba’s paintings depicting dictators and authority figures who lead regimes across the African continent and in other parts of the world, particularly...
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