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...

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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Film Screening: Queens of Syria

  • September 25, 2019
  • The Hands Up Foundation, London
Queens of Syria (2014), directed by BAFTA-nominated Yasmin Fedda, is an award-winning film that tells the story of 50 women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who come together in ...
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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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New Middle East Galleries

  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
The 4,500-year-old crown jewels of a queen. One of the world's oldest drinking vessels. A baby's rattle. A school child's first writing primer. A workman's tool. The very...
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Rain Room

  •  permanently sited in Al Majarrah, Sharjah, UAE
Rain Room, a site specific installation created by London-based collaborative-studio Random International, provides an immersive experience of continuous rainfall. When visitors enter the room...
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Sorgente di Luce (Source of Light)

  • Ithra, Dhahran
This 30-meter-tall installation is comprised of three bronze "trees" is a site-specific work for the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) by Italian artist...
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Trans-Cultural Relations, Global Biographies—Islamic Art?

  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
Selected artifacts currently on display in the Museum für Islamische Kunst at the Pergamonmuseum illustrate how diverse objects have migrated across continents and how, on closer inspection...
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