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
"Syrian Migration #9," by Helen Zughaib, 2019, gouache.

The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands

  • through April 7, 2019
  • Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
This exhibit features five Arab American visual artists with new work...

Art Dubai 2019

  • March 20, 2019 through March 23, 2019
  • Various locations, Dubai
Art Dubai 2019 features Art Dubai Contemporary, Art Dubai Modern, the...

Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts from the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait

  • through January 27, 2019
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
Whether they are gem-studded rings and cups, intricately carved dagger hilts and trays, or any of the many other glittering artworks on display, all the objects in this exhibition reflect the...
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Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective

  • through January 27, 2019
  • BALTIC Centre from Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
This is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's work, which spans more than 60 years. The exhibition, staged across BALTIC's Level 3 and Level 2 galleries, presents work that has had...
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A Lost Future: Shezad Dawood / The Otolith Group/Matti Braun

  • through January 28, 2019
  • The Rubin Museum of Art, New York
This three-part exhibition challenges existing histories and speculative futures across cultures in Bengal—a culturally rich region divided between present-day India and Bangladesh. The three...
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Two Camels and a Saint: The Antique Pilgrimage Site of Abu Mina in Egypt

  • through January 31, 2019
  • Bode-Museum, Berlin
Late in the fourth century CE, the tomb of Menas developed into one of the major pilgrimage sites of Late Antiquity—Abu Mina, just outside of Alexandria. Until its destruction during the...
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Mohammed Kacimi

  • through February 4, 2019
  • the MuCEM, Marseille
Mohammed Kacimi is one of the most important Moroccan visual artists since the Second World War. From a classical, linear tradition to the developments of new forms of modernity that feed the Arab...
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I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria

  • through February 24, 2019
  • British Museum, London
In his time during the seventh century BCE, King Ashurbanipal of Assyria was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as "king of the world," and his...
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Syrian Migration Series: An Exhibition by Helen Zughaib

  • January 25, 2019 through February 28, 2019
  • Gallery al-Quds, Washington, D.C.
In this most recent work, Zughaib has created a series of paintings inspired by the narrative paintings of Jacob Lawrence’s 1940-41 Migration series, a visual record of the ...
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The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone

  • through March 2, 2019
  • Cantor Art Center, Stanford, CA
This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor's collection—a sowei mask, used in dance by the senior women of the women-only Sande Society. The sowei mask symbolizes...
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Art Dubai 2019

  • March 20, 2019 through March 23, 2019
  • Various locations, Dubai
Art Dubai 2019 features Art Dubai Contemporary, Art Dubai Modern, the second edition of Residents and Bawwaba ("Gateway"), a new section to the fair that features 10 solo presentations...
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