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...
Helen Zughaib: Migrations
Helen Zughaib
"Syrian Migration #5," by Helen Zughaib.

Helen Zughaib: Migrations

  • May 23, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • The President Woodrow Wilson House, Washington D.C.
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference that ...

Bruno Barbey: My Morocco

  • through May 25, 2019
  • Leica Gallery Istanbul
Photographer Bruno Barbey was born in Morocco and lived there until he was 12. In 1964 he joined the prestigious Magnum Photos agency, and he went on to photograph conflicts and cultures on...

The Cultural Landscape of Syria: Preservation and Archiving in Times of War

  • through May 26, 2019
  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
Syria has always attracted travelers looking to explore and document its rich cultural landscape: today, their photos, maps and reports provide an invaluable foundation for reconstruction. The...

Beyond Compare: Art from Africa in the Bode-Museum

  • through June 2, 2019
  • Bode-Museum, Berlin
The exhibition introduces superlative works of art from Africa from the Museum of Ethnology into the peerless sculpture collection of the Bode-Museum. Pairs of sculptures from both continents are...

Personnages: Maliheh Afnan

  • through June 9, 2019
  • Museo 'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Italy
This is the first museum retrospective dedicated to the French Palestinian artist Maliheh Afnan, born in Haifa in 1935 and passed away in 2016. Despite not yet being well-known to the public...

Traded Treasure: Indian Textiles for Global Markets

  • through June 9, 2019
  • Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Known for centuries as the source of fine cottons and silks, India has produced some of the world's most innovative textile traditions. Spanning 500 years of India's thriving commerce...

Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber

  • through June 10, 2019
  • Various locations, Sharjah, UAE
Sharjah Biennial 14 showcases three exhibitions that explore the possibilities and purpose of producing art when news is fed by a monopoly of sources, history is increasingly fictionalized, when...

BLKNWS: Deconstructing European Philosophies

  • through June 16, 2019
  • Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, California
A broadcast project that blurs the lines among art, journalism, entrepreneurship and cultural critique, visiting artist Kahlil Joseph presents a two-channel video projection at the dining...

New Waves: Mohamed Melehi and the Casablanca Art School

  • through June 22, 2019
  • The Mosaic Rooms, London
The Mosaic Rooms present works by the abstract painter Mohamed Melehi (b. 1936) and related archives from the Casablanca Art School, where Melehi was a key member and activist in the 1960s and...

The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East

  • through June 23, 2019
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
From 100 BCE to 250 CE, the territories and trading networks of the Middle East were contested between Roman and Parthian Empires, yet across the region, life was not defined by these two...
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