Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

March 1, 2022 through September 5, 2022 Getty Villa Museum, Los Angeles Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq, through the museum’s masterworks on special loan from the British Museum, reveals how Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BCE decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both […]

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

March 1, 2022 through July 17, 2022 Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth century in Syria, falcons were being trained to become skillful hunters at the royal […]


The Louvre, Paris 23 November 2022 – 6 March 2023 This exhibition takes visitors on a fascinating journey to the crossroads of civilisations, in the heart of central Asia, in Uzbekistan, where Samarkand and Bokhara are household names. But many other trading posts in the region brought to light works of art that are now […]

Dans l’objectif d’Henry Viollet. Les monuments islamiques à travers un fonds d’archives inexploré (1904-1913) – exhibition –

20 June – 30 July 2022 BULAC Paris Henry Viollet (1880-1955) a été une figure pionnière des études sur le patrimoine bâti islamique. Découvrez une partie de la riche documentation qu’il a rassemblée au cours de ses missions au Moyen-Orient (1904-1913) : photographies, carnets de voyages, notes archéologiques, travaux préparatoires…

Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World

April 6–August 8, 2022, GETTY VILLA Ancient Iran, historically known as Persia, was the dominant nation of western Asia for over a millennium (about 550 BC–AD 650), with three native dynasties controlling an empire of unprecedented size and complexity. This exhibition, part of the Getty Museum’s program The Classical World in Context, explores the artistic and […]

Joseph Lindon Smith: The Persepolis Paintings

A Special Exhibition January 27–August 28, 2022 The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago Joseph Lindon Smith (American, 1863–1950) was already an accomplished painter, celebrated for his ability to capture archaeological subjects with vivid realism, when he was invited to Persepolis by James Henry Breasted, OI founder and then director, in 1935 to join the OI […]

Online Exhibition | Photographs of Dura-Europos: 1922–2022 and Onward

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 to Wednesday, June 1, 2022 The exhibition connects the past, present, and future of research on Dura-Europos, Syria, and forms part of Yale’s centennial commemoration of the Yale-French Excavations. The contribution of Dura-Europos to our understanding of cultural diversity and religious life in the ancient Middle East is extraordinary. Houses renovated […]

Social Fabrics: Inscribed Textiles from Medieval Egyptian Tombs

January 22, 2022–May 8, 2022, University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums Discover what textiles made and worn in medieval Egypt tell us about connection and belonging in a diversifying world. From swaddling newborns to enshrouding the deceased, woven fabrics touch nearly every aspect of human existence. The textiles in this exhibition are particularly meaningful, for […]

Indian Textiles: 1,000 Years of Art and Design

January 22-June 6, 2022 The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Washington, DC Vibrant textiles have long been synonymous with Indian culture. Their distinctive abstract, floral and figurative patterns have inspired countless variations. Featuring masterworks from The Textile Museum Collection and the private collection of Karun Thakar, this major exhibition and accompanying […]