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...

I AM

  • through August 7, 2018
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
This exhibition is on a 16-month US tour organized by CARAVAN, an...
Kayané Antreassian. Courtesy of the Palestinian Museum
Embroidered jellayeh coat from Galilee, from the collection of Birzeit University Museum.

Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery

  • through August 25, 2018
  • The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
This exhibition unfolds a material history of Palestine, telling little...
YARAT Contemporary Art Space

Little YARAT: Creative Weekends for Your Children and Family

  • through December 30, 2018
  • YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku
Little YARAT is a playful, arts-oriented "taster" program held...
Photos by Frank Piccolo
Installation view of 168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, by Wafaa Bilal

168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, Wafaa Bilal

  • July 14, 2018 through August 19, 2018
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
In 2003 the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its...
Courtesy of the artist
"Gibran and Me," by Jamal A. Rahim, 2018, ink on paper.

Kahlil Gibran: A Guide for Our Times

  • August 6, 2018 through August 10, 2018
  • Sotheby's, London
This exhibition culminates a peacebuilding tour by CARAVAN, an...

I AM

  • through August 7, 2018
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
This exhibition is on a 16-month US tour organized by CARAVAN, an international arts nonprofit. As the world's attention focuses ever more on the rights of women, and there is at...
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Kahlil Gibran: A Guide for Our Times

  • August 6, 2018 through August 10, 2018
  • Sotheby's, London
This exhibition culminates a peacebuilding tour by CARAVAN, an international arts initiative that originated in Cairo and is now based in Chicago. It features 35 acclaimed...
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Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma

  • through August 11, 2018
  • Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri.
London-based artist Mona Hatoum illuminates contradictions and uncertainties in contemporary global society. Often referencing domestic and everyday objects, Hatoum creates installations and...
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Past is Present: Revival Jewelry

  • through August 19, 2018
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Whether copying or choosing motifs to reinterpret, jewelers have always looked to the past for inspiration. The practice became popular in the 19th century, as designers like Castellani, Giacinto...
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From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection

  • through August 19, 2018
  • Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
When Americans Samuel and Myrna Myers visited Paris in the mid-1960s, they became so enamored with the city that they decided to make it their home. This was where they built an extraordinary...
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168:01—A Library Rising from the Ashes, Wafaa Bilal

  • July 14, 2018 through August 19, 2018
  • Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
In 2003 the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad lost its entire library of more than 70,000 books when looters set fire to the collection during the invasion of Iraq. Fifteen years...
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Labour of Love: New Approaches to Palestinian Embroidery

  • through August 25, 2018
  • The Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine
This exhibition unfolds a material history of Palestine, telling little-heard stories through the intimate catalyst of clothing. Among the themes are "Intifada dresses" that combine...
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Love from A to Z

  • through August 27, 2018
  • the MuCEM, Marseille, France
A for amour (love), B for bijoux (jewelry), C for cœur (heart), and the list goes on as themes of love are broken down into 26 letters in the exhibition, from the tender to the torrid in...
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World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

  • through September 3, 2018
  • National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.
Located at the crossroads of Africa and the Indian Ocean, the "Swahili Coast" has been a vibrant arena of global cultural convergence for over a millennium. For centuries, peoples from...
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