• A Look at  Qajar Era  Clothing

    On the occasion of International Museum Day (May 18) and the National Cultural Heritage Week (May 14-22), Reza Abbasi Museum in Tehran opened an exhibition of clothes worn during Qajar rule (1786-1925).
    The apparel, belonging to the museum, are considered unique for their designs and textiles; also the clothes have remained relatively intact after about a century, Tandismag.com wrote on its Persian website.
    Clothing during the Qajar era can be divided into two periods, before and after the rule of King Nasser al-Din Shah and his trips to Europe.
    Nasser al-Din Shah, the longest reigning Qajar monarch (1848–1896), traveled to Europe thrice, the first time in 1873.

Art And Culture

Iran art and culture news, Read the most current stories about art and culture in Iran including exhibition, movies, theatre and music news. 

  • Meryl Streep in Soderbergh’s ‘Panama Papers’
    Meryl Streep will take the lead in “The Laundromat”, a Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller about...  
  • Lake Shourmast
    Despite its small size, Lake Shourmast is among the most notable attractions of Savadkouh County in northern Mazandaran Province. Gando Tours is taking nature enthusiasts to see the lake and walk...
  • Houshang Kamkar  Will Release Album
    Acclaimed composer Houshang Kamkar, 72, leader of Kamkars, the renowned Kurdish music band, will release his latest album after the fasting month of Ramadan (starts May 17). The album is going to...
  • Qajar Stereoscopic  Photos on Show
    To mark International Museum Day (May 18), City Photo House Museum in Tehran has put on display a rare collection of photos not seen before.  The exhibit opened on May 15 and includes 50...
  • Golnari’s Solo Show in Dubai
    1×1 Art Gallery in Dubai, UAE, opened an exhibition of sculptures by Iranian visual artist Kourosh Golnari on May 13. The exhibit is titled “Reticence” and includes female busts and headpieces,...
  • Dowlatabadi Writing About 3  Legendary Heroes in Shahnameh
    Celebrated author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, who unveiled his novel “Thirst” at the 31st Tehran International Book Fair (May 2-12), is working on a trilogy (in Persian) on the life and tragic fate of...
  • Richard Clayderman
    Richard Clayderman, the renowned French pianist who is honored in the Guinness Book...
  • Walking in Oudlajan
    Zhiwaar Travel Agency has organized a one-day tour of old neighborhoods in south Tehran including Oudlajan, a haven for immigrants and religious minorities. The cultural tour is slated for Friday...
  • Akutagawa’s ‘Nose’ Coming on Stage
    An adaption of the satirical short story ‘’The Nose’’ written by celebrated Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is set to be staged in Tehran in mid June. The story adapted by Houman...
  • 05/16/2018
    Aylar Shahbazi is holding a solo painting and installation art exhibition at Aaran Gallery of Tehran’s historical monuments and iconic buildings.  Shahbazi explores rapid developments in the urban...
  • Hunting for Ostensible Pet Killer
    Cheshmeh Publication has published the “Injured Tigers of Hakimieh”, a satirical novel for young adults. According to the Persian website of Mehr News Agency, the 126-page story is written by...
  • Oldest Cinema Document  on Display
    The oldest document about films in Iran is on display at Cinema Museum in Tehran until May 18. Written...
  • Children’s Illustrations of Shahanameh at Arasbaran
    On the occasion of Ferdowsi Commemoration Day (May 15), Arasbaran Cultural Center in Tehran is holding a group exhibition of illustrations by children and young adults, inspired by stories from the...
  • Seven New Films
    Following the successful Norouz screening in which seven films grossed over $13 million in 55 days, seven new movies have hit cinemas across the country. According to a review on multiple sources...
  • Talk on Art  & Identity
    Concurrent with ‘Empire of Roses,’ an exhibit of Qajar art at the museum of Louvre-Lens in northern France, a meeting will be held at Sa’dabad Cultural Complex in northern Tehran. Organized by the...
  • James Joyce’s Poems
    Tehran-based Mah-o-Khorshid (moon and sun) Publication has released in Persian the complete collection of poems of well-known Irish novelist, short story writer and poet James Joyce (1882-1941). ...
  • Painted Diary  of a Wrestler
    Reza Shafahi, a former wrestler, is holding a solo painting exhibition at Delgosha Gallery in Tehran until May 23. “Diary of a Wrestler” is a collection of acrylic and oil paintings on paper and...
  • TMoCA Unveils Nima Petgar’s Book of Selected Works
    A bilingual book featuring selected works by late painter and sculptor Nima Petgar (1947-2015) will be unveiled Monday at Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Although the museum is partly closed...
  • A Room With a View
    A solo exhibition of intaglio prints by Polish graphic designer and sketch artist Marcin Bialas is underway at Shirin Art Gallery. The show is titled “A Room With a View”. It opened May 11 and...
  • Pulitzer Will Review Misconduct Claims Against Member Junot Díaz
    A week after Dominican American author Junot Díaz was publicly accused of sexual misconduct and...  
  • Hatamikia’s ‘Damascus Time’ in Cannes Film Market
    Ebrahim Hatamikia’s thriller “Damascus Time” was screened at the Cannes Film Market on Sunday.  It was the film’s international premiere at one of the largest film markets in the world at the...
  • Bahar Mojabi’s Works  at Farda  Gallery
    Paintings and sculptures, created in seven years by visual artist Bahar Mojabi, are on display at Farda Art Gallery in Tehran. The artist’s observation of the surrounding world is reflected in her...
  • Afsari’s Natural Landscapes  at Mohsen Gallery
    Celebrated fine art photographer, documentarian and video artist Mehrdad Afsari has brought a series of his unusual landscapes at Mohsen Art Gallery. Large photographs showing stretches of natural...
  • Actresses Behnaz Jafari (L) and Marzieh Rezaei walked the  red carpet on Saturday.
    In the absence of director Jafar Panahi, who was not allowed to leave the country for some political...
  • Iceland Choreographer Collaborating  in Sari Project
    Black Box Theater in Sari, in the northern province of Mazandaran, will hold a single staging of the unscripted performance art of “Being” designed and directed by Icelandic choreographer Bára...