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 ...

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...

A la plume, au pinceau, au crayon: dessins du monde arabe

  • through September 15, 2019
  • Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
This exhibition uncovers hundreds of works from the collection of the Institut du Monde Arabe, recently enriched by a donation from Claude & France Lemand. These paintings, mostly figurative...

Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis

  • October 11, 2019 through October 21, 2019
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
In 1908 The Metropolitan Museum of Art began to excavate late-antique sites in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt's Western Desert. The Museum's archeologists uncovered two-story houses...

REORIENT 2019 Festival of Short Plays

  • October 18, 2019 through November 17, 2019
  • Potrero Stage, San Francisco
ReOrient 2019 celebrates the 20th anniversary of this innovative and spirited festival of short plays from or about the Middle East. The line-up includes playwrights with longtime associations with...

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...

The Cloth that Changed the World: India's Painted and Printed Cottons

  • November 30, 2019 through April 19, 2020
  • Royal Ontario Museum
Made with novel cotton, vivid colors and exuberant design, the painted and printed cottons of India revolutionized art, fashion and science wherever they went. Featuring pieces from the museum'...

Clay: Modeling African Design

  • through November 14, 2021
  • Harvard Art Museums,, Cambridge, Massachusetts
By its very nature, clay embodies the notion of transformation, shifting from a soft to hard state in the course of firing. The unique malleability and plasticity of clay, as well as its prominent...

A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation

  • through May 30, 2023
  • Sharjah Art Museum, UAE
This long-term exhibition features a selection of key modernist paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection, known for its inclusion of significant...
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