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...
Helen Zughaib: Migrations
Helen Zughaib
"Syrian Migration #5," by Helen Zughaib.

Helen Zughaib: Migrations

  • May 23, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • The President Woodrow Wilson House, Washington D.C.
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference that ...
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, ...

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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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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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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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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Clay: Modeling African Design

  • through November 14, 2021
  • Harvard Art Museums,, Cambridge, Massachusetts
By its very nature, clay embodies the notion of transformation, shifting from a soft to hard state in the course of firing. The unique malleability and plasticity of clay, as well as its prominent...
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A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation

  • through May 30, 2023
  • Sharjah Art Museum, UAE
This long-term exhibition features a selection of key modernist paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection, known for its inclusion of significant...
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A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. Guided by new research inspired in part by feminist scholarship, the...
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Dream and Trauma: Reopening of the Carpet Halls at the Museum für Islamische Kunst

  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
Carpets of Islamic cultures are also integral to European cultural history. As a testimony to the ongoing exchange between Europe and the Middle East, they also form a focal point in the...
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