Experts acknowledge the “noble intentions” of the privately owned Nabu Museum north of Beirut, but a debate also simmers over items in its collection that came from Iraq.
The Venice Biennale displays the strengths of Arab artists working today and some of the political pitfalls that can await them.
The Saudi conceptual artist Filwa Nazer redefines herself in works that explore inner spaces and the “skins” people don to protect them.
The institution’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery focuses on how Islam influenced the aesthetic designs of everyday objects across the Islamic world.
A new volume in an acclaimed series delves into the movements and debates that shaped modern art in the Arab world.
The Iraqi historian who reported from Mosul on the ISIS occupation tells the story of how his home city outlived both Ottoman rule and the self-styled caliphate of Da’esh.
Mahmoud Said’s oeuvre reflects an engagement with beauty, heritage, and national identity that remains relevant today.
A Palestinian student talks about her experience with liberal education.
Mahmoud El-Gamal talks about how he hopes to strengthen the core of liberal arts education at the American University in Cairo.
At the American University of Beirut’s graduation, Rami Khouri, journalist and academic, spoke stirringly about what has happened in the last four years in the Arab world.