'Modern Art from the Middle East'

A detail from Egyptian artist Effat Naghi's "The High Dam," 1966. Collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. © Effat Naghi.
A detail from Iraqi artist Shakir Hassan Al Said's "The Victorious," 1983. Collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. © Shakir Hassan Al Said.
A detail from Iraqi artist Rafa Al Nasiri's "Arab Horizons," 1979. Collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. © Rafa Al Nasiri.
A detail from Iraqi artist Mahmoud Sabri's untitled work, ca. 1950. Collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. © Mahmoud Sabri.
A detail from Lebanese artist Huguette Caland's "Erotic Composition," 1967–70. Collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. © Huguette Caland.
A detail from Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair's "Composition in Yellow," 1962–65. Collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. © Saloua Raouda Choucair.
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The Yale University Art Gallery is marking the 175th anniversary of the field of Arabic studies at Yale with the exhibition "Modern Art from the Middle East," which features artists rarely exhibited in the United States.
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