• 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. 

  • Lurs to Celebrate Golvani Festival
    Lurs, an ethnic group in Iran’s western and southwestern regions, will celebrate their ethnic festival on May 11 at the Tehran Permanent Fairground. The Lur ensemble of Tal will come on stage at...
  • Family Supper With Kazuo Ishiguro
    Aradman Publication has unveiled the Persian translation of A Family Supper, a collection of short...
  • Roham Shiraz set Tehran as an experimental ground and encouraged participants to take a fresh look at the city, explore its visual potentials and present associated concepts.
    A group exhibition of urban photography is underway at three art galleries in Tehran. The galleries of Hepta, Not and Theme are displaying photos of Tehran as a joint project titled “Confrontation...
  • Azeri Music Concerts at Milad Tower
    Two concerts by pop singer and songwriter Rahim Shahriari from Tabriz, capital of East Azarbaijan Province, are scheduled for May 9 at Milad Tower in Tehran. At the Convention Hall of the tower,...
  • Bolognini’s Short Stories
    Persian rendering of the book Like Wind, Like Wave: Fables from the Land of the Repressed has...  
  • Painted in an open area of the museum, the process of painting was open to the public.
    Artists in Iran have created the biggest painting on canvas on the subject of peace to commemorate World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8. It is on view at Ali Akbar Sanati Museum in Tehran....
  • Review on Avestan Codices
    The Advanced Research Institute of Art, affiliated to the Iranian Academy of Arts, will hold a workshop to review Avestan codices. Organized by the institute’s Committee of Pre-Islamic Iranian Art...
  • From left: Javier Bardem, Eduard Fernandez, Ricardo Darin and Penelope Cruz in Everybody Knows
    When Asghar Farhadi told Javier Bardem that he wanted to make a film in Spanish set in...
  • Discussion on Sanaei’s Walled Garden of Truth
    Beheshti branch of Book City in Tehran will be hosting two discussions to study the different features of “The Hadiqat al Haqiqa” (Walled Garden of Truth), mystical poetry book of Persian poet...
  • Best Stage Actors Awarded
    The 15th Stage Actor Celebration, organized annually by the Iranian Theater Forum to honor top actors, was held on Saturday at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall and the winners were awarded. Best actress award...
  • Illustrations of Ardeshir Mohasses Exhibited in New York
    Dastan Gallery showed artworks of celebrated Iranian illustrator and cartoonist Ardeshir Mohasses (1938-2008) at Frieze Art Fair in New York, May 3-6. The exhibition was of two selections of...
  • A view of the exhibit
    An exhibition of documents from early 20th-century Iran is underway at the National Library of Iran in Tehran. On display at the National Archives building of the library is a body of documents...
  • Yesterday’s Walls
    Painter Danial Mollanorouzi is holding an exhibition he calls ‘Yesterday’s Walls’. His works are inspired by ancient and historical walls in Iran. Paintings are adorned with designs, motifs and...
  • Keyahan Kalhor (L) and Erdal Erzincan
    Kayhan Kalhor, acclaimed composer and master of classical Kurdish and Iranian traditional music, accompanied by Turkish folk musician, composer and singer Erdal Erzincan will hold three duet...
  • Antigone Comes to Iranshahr Theater
    The Greek tragedy by Sophocles (497-406 BC) Antigone went on stage at Iranshahr Theater on May 6. Saber Abar performs the play alongside Naval Sharifi and French actress Nathalie Matti,...
  • Simmel’s Philosophy  of Money in Persian
    The 1900 book on economic sociology “The Philosophy of Money,” written by German sociologist, philosopher and critic Georg Simmel (1858-1918) is now available in Persian. Considered Simmel’s...
  • Mehdi Sahabi’s Scrap at Atbin
    Works of the late painter, sculptor, writer and translator Mehdi Sahabi (1944-2009), named Lovely Scraps, are on show at Atbin Art Gallery. Faezeh Mirzazadeh has curated the exhibit. She has a...
  • You Tell My Tale
    Shalman Art Gallery is hosting an illustration exhibition by graphic designer Emad Seyedena. The solo show is titled ‘You Tell My Tale’ and shows Seyedena’s approach toward psychological, social...
  • Review on 4 Decades of Contemporary Architecture
    Tehran Azad University has organized a meeting to review contemporary architecture in Iran.
  • Romantic Songs by 6 Pop Singers
    Six celebrated pop vocalists will sing romantic songs at a joint concert at the Ministry of Interior Auditorium in Tehran. Led by conductor and pianist Reza Tajbakhsh, the sextet will perform on...
  • Safe World of Blindness
    City Theater is hosting an adaptation of “Molly Sweeney” penned by Irish dramatist and short story writer Brian Friel (1929-2015). The piece, directed by Morteza Mir-Montazemi stars Amir Aqaei,...
  • A view of the main hall of Mosalla
    The 31st Tehran International Book Fair, a showcase of more than half a million titles, is underway at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosalla (prayer ground) in central Tehran till May 12. Among the...
  • Pablo Picasso’s “Musketeer Bust” (1968)
    A total of 25,000 internet users banded together to buy a Picasso painting, which is currently on display...
  • Derakhshandeh’s Film Receives 5 Nominations at French Festival
    “Under the Smoky Roof” directed by celebrated filmmaker Pouran Derakhshandeh has received five nominations at the Nice International Filmmaker Festival in France, May 5-12. Best supporting actor (...
  • Two Plays by Durang
    Maktab Tehran Theater House will host a stage reading of two short plays, both written by American playwright Christopher Durang.  Directed by Shiva Ordoei, the one-act plays “Nina in The Morning...