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...
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...
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...

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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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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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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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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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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