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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...

Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

  • through September 5, 2022
  • The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California
Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BCE decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both for their artistic quality and...
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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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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 latest products, but peoples thousands of years ago were also connected via complex marketplaces where they traded, bought and...
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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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