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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...
Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

Tomb of Menna in the Theban Necropolis

  • American Research Center in Egypt, al-Qarna, Egypt, online
Some 3,000 years ago, on the west bank of the Nile in al-Qarna, Egypt...
Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour
3-D view of the coffin of Ankh-Khonsu, Thebes, Egypt, Dynasty 22 (945–712 BCE); painted wood. 

Virtual Tours: Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East 3-D Models and Museum Tour

  • Online, by the Harvard Museum of Ancient Near East
Collections at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (formerly the...
Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo
3-D doll-house view of Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq.

Virtual Tour: Zawiya-Sabil Faraj ibn Barquq, Cairo

  • Online, by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE)
Constructed between the years 1408 and 1409 CE, the Zawiya and Sabil...

Omar and Unholy Wars

  • May 27, 2022 through June 12, 2022
  • Spoleto Festival USA, South Carolina
Omar and Unholy Wars, two new operas premiering at the upcoming 46th season of Spoleto Festival USA, expand the traditional opera canon. Omar, full-length opera by Grammy-award-winning musician...
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Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s

  • February 12, 2022 through June 12, 2022
  • Johnson Museum of Art
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s traces the emergence and development of abstraction in the Arab world through 60 paintings and sculptures by a group of artists from...
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Baseera Khan: I am an Archive

  • March 1, 2022 through July 10, 2022
  • Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art, New York
Baseera Khan: I Am an Archive, using their own body as an archive, employs a variety of multimedia collage techniques (sculptures, installations, collages, drawings, photographs and textiles) to...
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Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

  • March 1, 2022 through July 17, 2022
  • Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Falcons: The Art of the Hunt offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of falcons. Swift, fierce and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for millennia. Ancient Egyptians associated them with...
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Queen Nefertari's Egypt

  • through July 17, 2022
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
Queen Nefertari's Egypt features 230 objects from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina, home to those who created the royal tombs, including that of Queen Nefertari. This exhibition showcases...
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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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Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

  • March 1, 2022 through September 5, 2022
  • Getty Villa Museum, Los Angeles
Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq, through the museum's masterworks on special loan from the British Museum, reveals how Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BCE decorated their...
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Life in a Cup: Coffee Culture in the Islamic World

  • through September 18, 2022
  • The British Museum
Life in a Cup: Coffee Culture in the Islamic World explores the traditions that make coffee : way of life in parts of the Islamic world. Coffeehouses emerged as meeting places where people of...
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Taking Shape: Abstraction From the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

  • September 20, 2021 through December 4, 2022
  • The Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
From the 1950s through the 1980s, painters and sculptors throughout the Arab world explored challenges and possibilities of abstraction in art. The exhibition explores intricate geometries of color...
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