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...
The Far Shore: Navigating Homelands
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

Art Dubai 2019

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

Egypt's Sunken Cities

  • through April 14, 2019
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
More than 1,200 years ago, two cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered...

Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination-Repetition

  • through April 22, 2019
  • Manchester Art Gallery
What do public museums collect, and why? Which works become highlights? Which lie in storage, forgotten? Which stories emerge to frame the visitor's encounters with the art they see? How do...

Hammer Projects: Jamilah Sabur

  • through May 5, 2019
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Miami-based Jamilah Sabur is a multidisciplinary artist whose work incorporates performance, video and installation. Un chemin escarpé  / A steep path (2018) is a five-channel video...

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...

Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa

  • through June 21, 2019
  • Northwestern University Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
This exhibit challenges the colonial stereotype of "timeless Africa," a continent cut off from the dynamics of history. This is the first major exhibition to take stock of...

Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection

  • February 3, 2019 through July 28, 2019
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The exhibition showcases more than 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes and wall hangings. Organized by motif, Power of Pattern examines how the region's textile designers...

Queens of Egypt

  • through September 2, 2019
  • National Geographic Museum
This multisensory exhibition brings visitors back in time some 3,500 years, to the 18th and 19th dynasties of ancient Egypt. Get to know such legendary queens as Nefertari, Nefertiti, Hatshepsut...

Subverting Beauty: African Anti-Aesthetics

  • through November 17, 2019
  • The Baltimore Museum of Art
Beauty stops us in our tracks. It makes us pause, look, consider. Sometimes it overwhelms us. We are often told art should aspire to this standard and be proportionate, symmetrical, naturalistic...

Calligraphy: A New Addition to the Permanent Galleries

  • through April 17, 2020
  • Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, UK
A new case demonstrates the versatility of Islamic calligraphy and its use in ceremonial and secular objects. Among others, the stunning objects include a blue pot from 12th-century Kashan...
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