• 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. 

  • Leyli and  Majnoun as Opera
    Tickets to the new opera “Leyli and Majnoun”, written, directed and produced by Seyyed Jalaleddin Dorri, are now available at Tiwall.com. The piece, which had first opened on April 14, is...
  • Deformed Figures
    Veteran painter Hossein-Ali Zabehi has set up a solo show at Hoor Art Gallery. The exhibition, running through May 18, features still life, figurative paintings and portraits in a deformed realism...
  • Ethereal Portraits
    A group photo exhibition, featuring “ethereal portraits”, is underway at Maks Art Gallery. Titled “My Step Leaves No Trace,” the exhibit is curated by Maryam Firouzei who is also among the...
  • Architecture, Logo Contest for Roadside Units
    Governor’s office of Gilan Province plans to establish a network of roadside facilities, for which it has invited architectural and logo designs. Titled “Gil Park”, the project will have roadside...
  • 53 Countries to Attend Tehran Book Fair
    A total of 53 countries are to attend the 31st Tehran International Book Fair slated for May 2-12. “Publishers from 53 countries have confirmed their participation in the event so far,” Amir...
  • Pesyani’s Romeo and Juliet Breaks Iranshahr Record
    “Diabolic: Romeo and Juliet”, a well-received theatrical work directed by actor and director Atila Pesyani, has set a record as the most viewed play ever staged at Tehran’s Iranshahr Theater....
  • 2,885 Days of War
    Visual artist Hesam Safaeifard has presented an account of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war at Jaleh Art Gallery. “2,885 Days” is the artist’s solo exhibit, running through May 11 and featuring a series...
  • Building of the Year Named
    Winner of the second edition of Iran’s Building of the Year was announced in a ceremony held at Niavaran Cultural/Historical Complex, north of Tehran, on April 25 and Kaboutar (pigeon) Residential...
  • Auction of Audubon’s Book on Birds Could Fetch $12m
    A first edition of John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America,” one of the most celebrated books...  
  • Jalal & Simin House Museum Opens
    House Museum of Jalal & Simin, two renowned Iranian novelists, was inaugurated in Tehran. The brick house in the northern neighborhood of Dezashib once housed the literary couple: novelist,...
  • Meeting to Review Tehran’s Old Gates
    Following the photo exhibition “Gates of Old Tehran” held at City Photo Museum in Tehran, March 12 to April 19, a meeting will be held at the venue for a review of the gates. For the exhibit that...
  • Telling Tales
    “Rumors” is a farcical play by American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon in two acts. Set in Palisades, it shows a dinner party gone topsy-turvy. It will be brought on stage on May 2 at...
  • In Pursuit of Oscar!
    The one-man show “Hedgehog”, written, directed and performed by actor Bahram Afshari, will be restaged at Iranshahr Theater from May 5. The performance is scheduled to continue through May 22. ...
  • Disney’s Force Jacket Simulates Feeling of Punches, Hugs
    Disney has created a jacket that simulates physical sensations for its wearer, including the feeling of...
  • Iranian Publisher Attends Eurasian Book Fair
    An Iranian publisher presented about 200 books at the 4th Eurasian International Book Fair in Astana,  Kazakhstan, on April 25-28. “For the first time, Iran has joined 20 book publishers from...
  • Some of the items on display at the museum
    Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Museum opened Wednesday. The FUM is a university in northeast Khorasan Razavi Province and is named after the great epic poet Ferdowsi (940-1020) author of Shahnama...
  • A sample of featured paintings
    Art researcher, author, graphic designer, photographer and expert in restoration of artworks, Javid Ramezani, 54, has curated an exhibition of visual arts created by acclaimed artists related to...
  • Azeri Folk Music by Parla Ensemble
    Parla Ensemble from Tabriz, capital of East Azarbaijan Province, will perform Azeri folk music at Vahdat Hall in Tehran. The ensemble, led by singer Maria Yazdani, will present a concert on May 4...
  • Behna Music Experiment
    Behna ensemble, a well-known band creating electronic and fusion music, will appear at Azadi Tower to present a performance with elements of rock. Founded and led by prolific contemporary composer...
  • A theater rehearsal session during the first residency project at Rooberoo Mansion in 2017
    Rooberoo Mansion in Tehran is to host an international theater residency project on May 8-11. Artists from Lebanon, Germany, Belgium, Afghanistan and Turkey will attend the event and collaborate...
  • Iranian Miniatures at Saba Institute
    Saba Cultural Institute in Tehran, affiliated to the Iranian Academy of Arts (one of the cultural bodies under the Presidential Office) has set up an exhibition of Iranian miniature paintings....
  • Tehran Quintet Plays Piazzolla
    Music band “Tehran Quintet” will perform compositions by Argentine composer, arranger and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla (1921-92) at Roudaki Hall in Tehran. The event is planned for May 4 and...
  • Ebrahimzadeh at Milad Tower
    Pop singer Mohsen Ebrahimzadeh will hold two concerts at the Convention Center of Milad Tower on Monday. Ebrahimzadeh began singing as both pop and classical singer in 2009 by releasing a number...
  • Mahoor Alvand wins the Best Actress award for her performance in ‘Hattrick’.
    The 36th Fajr International Film Festival held a ceremony at Vahdat Hall in Tehran on Thursday by awarding the winners.  In the international competition section, Cinema Salvation, the seven-...
  • Charity Cartoon Exhibit on Falling Sick Opens
    Behnam Daheshpour Art Gallery in Tehran, affiliated to a namesake charity organization, launched an exhibition containing works of popular cartoonist Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour on April 27. Titled “...