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...
The Human Experience 2019: Connecting Worlds

The Human Experience 2019: Connecting Worlds

  • through April 24, 2019
  • City of Keller Town Hall, Texas
Presented by the Islamic Revival Series (IARS) and the Keller Public...
Hikāyāt (stories) حکايات

Hikāyāt (stories) حکايات

  • April 13, 2019 through May 11, 2019
  • Jaracanda Images, Amman
This exhibition combines handcrafted photogravure prints by Spain...

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...

A Woman’s Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt

  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
The ancient Egyptians believed that to make rebirth possible for a deceased woman, she briefly had to turn into a man. Guided by new research inspired in part by feminist scholarship, the...

Dream and Trauma: Reopening of the Carpet Halls at the Museum für Islamische Kunst

  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
Carpets of Islamic cultures are also integral to European cultural history. As a testimony to the ongoing exchange between Europe and the Middle East, they also form a focal point in the...

New Middle East Galleries

  • Penn Museum, Philadelphia
The 4,500-year-old crown jewels of a queen. One of the world's oldest drinking vessels. A baby's rattle. A school child's first writing primer. A workman's tool. The very...

Rain Room

  •  permanently sited in Al Majarrah, Sharjah, UAE
Rain Room, a site specific installation created by London-based collaborative-studio Random International, provides an immersive experience of continuous rainfall. When visitors enter the room...
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