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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...

Contemporary Muslim Fashions

  • through August 23, 2020
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Organized by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, this is the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. The exhibition examines how...

Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital

  • through September 4, 2020
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Since its invention in the 1830s, photography has radically transformed the way we document and interpret the world. Today, photographs are created and consumed at a rapid pace, but in its early...

Displaced: Contemporary Artists Confront the Global Refugee Crisis

  • through September 6, 2020
  • SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico
This exhibit focuses on human migrations and displacements of the past, present and future. Through works in a range of media, artists from around the globe foreground forgotten histories, ask us...

The Cloth that Changed the World: India's Painted and Printed Cottons

  • April 4, 2020 through September 27, 2020
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
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'...

It Comes in Many Forms: Islamic Art from the Collection

  • May 15, 2020 through October 18, 2020
  • RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
This exhibition presents textiles, decorative arts and works on paper that attest to the pluralism of Islam and its expressions. From an Egyptian textile fragment dated to the 1100s to a...

Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey From Palmyra to Mosul

  • January 25, 2020 through October 25, 2020
  • National Museum of Asian Art, Washington, D. C.
Journey to three cities in the Middle East—Palmyra and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq—in this virtual exhibition organized by the Arab World Institute, Paris, and created in...

Clay: Modeling African Design

  • through November 14, 2020
  • Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts
This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through the traditions of ceramic arts from across the continent and over its long history. Countering the...

The Turkmen Storage Bag

  • through November 15, 2020
  • de Young Museum, San Francisco
This small, focused exhibition showcases approximately nine storage bags representing five subgroups, taking advantage of the intimate space in the T. B. Walker Textile Education Gallery to present...

Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

  • October 2, 2020 through January 24, 2021
  • RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian miniature-painting traditions into dialog with contemporary art practice. This exhibition tracks...
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