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 […]

Iran: Five Millennia of Art and Culture

04.12.2021 to 20.03.2022 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin For the first time in a Berlin institution, the cultural history of Iran – from the early civilisations through to the modern era – is the focus of a major art-historical survey exhibition. Some 360 objects from the Sarikhani Collection in London will be on display, alongside […]

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Afkhami Collection 10 September 2021 – 16 January 2022 Asia Society New York Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians—The Afkhami Collection | Asia Society Drawn from the Mohammed Afkhami Collection, “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians” presents works by more than twenty artists from Iran and its diaspora. Revising traditional aesthetics […]

Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

June 18 through September 26, 2021 The Morgan Library & Museum, New York Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities | The Morgan Library & Museum Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian manuscript-painting traditions into dialogue with contemporary art practice. This exhibition tracks the first fifteen years of this artistic journey, from her […]