Art

Painting, sculpture, installation, creativity – the latest news and stories from galleries and museums in Tehran and across Iran.

Iranian Works of Art Shine at Dubai Art Fair

Iranian artists made their presence felt at a major Dubai art event back in March, receiving compliments from visitors.

Iran’s Handicrafts in Photos: Ancient Art of Qalamkari

Qalamkari or Kalamkari is a beautiful type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, mostly produced in Iran and India.

San’ati Museum in Tehran Home to 6,000 Art Pieces

Ali-Akbar San’ati Museum, a gallery of the Iranian maestro’s artworks, is located in a historic building in central Tehran belonging to the Qajar era.

Tehran’s Beauties in Photos: Museum of Glass Paintings

Tehran’s Museum of Glass Painting, the only one of its kind in Iran and the second one in the world, is a unique museum showcasing reverse paintings on glass.
Theatre

“Iranian Theatre Deserves to Be Known Globally”

Leading Iranian artist Pari Saberi says Iran’s theatre has a great potential to become global and is ready to take long strides towards a brighter future.

Exhibit of Iranian Antiquities to Open in Netherlands

An exhibition showcasing hundreds of Iranian historic items is to open in the Netherlands shortly after the end of an exhibit of Qajar era artworks and relics in France.

Iranian Artworks in Photos: Painting on Jahlah Jars

An art exhibition involving artists painting on traditional Jahlah jars was recently held in Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan Province.

Mashhad’s Ferdowsi Boulevard Decorated with Shahnameh Murals

Young Iranian artists have painted murals depicting inspirational Shahnameh (Book of Kings) designs at the Ferdowsi Boulevard in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad.

Tehran Preparing for Nowruz with Colourful Street Arts

The third edition of “Baharestan” (Land of Spring) street art event is currently underway in the Iranian capital with the aim of promoting happiness and enthusiasm among the citizens ahead of the New Persian Year.

Kamal-ol-Molk School; Museum of Qajar Art in Downtown Tehran

The Negarestan Garden-Museum, a Qajar era monument in Tehran’s Baharestan Square, is host to a museum displaying works of renowned Iranian painter Mohammad Ghaffari and his students.

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