A sampling of scholarly and literary works and translations that offer new perspectives on the region.
A contemporary Egyptian art exhibition in the historic setting of Manial Palace in Cairo offers an alternative narrative for art and a novel tourist attraction.
The Art Jameel foundation’s new museum is the Emirates’ first non-government-run art institution and significantly expands the region’s patronage of the arts.
A professor’s visit to a historic church makes him think about using Iraq’s rich history and religious diversity to create economic opportunity.
An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London highlights works by a short list of finalists drawn from a wealth of talent across the Islamic world.
A new bilingual literary anthology from the Arab renaissance of more than one hundred years ago is filled with writing that still resonates today.
In the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death, an effort to raise awareness of Arab art in New York proceeds despite controversy over Saudi Arabia’s financial support.
A Lebanese social entrepreneur has created a network of informal lecture clubs and discussion groups in both Western and Arab cities. The audiences arrive not knowing the topics of the talks.
The curators of Past Disquiet, recently shown in Beirut, revisit a landmark 1978 exhibition held in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who uses forensic techniques, uses recorded sound to create new perspectives of the world and document injustice.