• 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. 

  • Hassanzadeh’s War Novel at Amazon
    “This Weblog is Being Turned Over”, a novel by prolific Iranian author of books for children and young adults, Farhad Hassanzadeh, has been rendered into English and its eBook is now available on...
  • Working Class in UK Largely Discounted in Art, Culture Jobs
    People from working-class backgrounds are vastly underrepresented in arts jobs...  
  • Black Daughter, Mother White
    The comedy drama ‘Secrets and Lies’ will have one screening at Iranian Artists Forum on April 30.  
  • A group of young gamers play at a center in Tehran on the International Tabletop Day in 2017.
    On the occasion of International Tabletop Day (ITTD) which is celebrated in over 70 countries on April 28, the Mind Sports Forum at Iran Sport for All Federation has planned a nationwide program a...
  • Dogs in Paintings
    A group of painters have selected the subject of ‘Dog’ for their collective project underway at Shokouh Art Gallery. Visitors will see this loyal human companion in each of the paintings. Dog...
  • Tehran Putrefied
    Saless Art gallery in Tehran is displaying a series of post-apocalyptic paintings by Zahra Qiasi. It is the second solo show by Qiasi, who is a translator of visual art books and a professional...
  • Mystery of Teen’s Death
    Cinematheque of Qolhak Cineplex on April 28 will show the 2017 neo-western mystery ‘Wind River’...  
  • Mohasses, Farmanfarmaian Artworks Under the Hammer at Sotheby’s London
    Sotheby’s London held an auction titled ‘20th Century Art / Middle East’ on April 24 concluding an...
  • Visual Anthropology  of Sistan
    University of Tehran will host an exhibition of documentary photographs of the people in Sistan and Baluchestan Province. Titled ‘As Bright as Sistan’s Sun, as Warm as Baluchestan’s Embrace,’ the...
  • Poster Exhibition  in Arak
    Graphic designer Mehdi Fatehi is showing his collection of posters at Mandegar Art Gallery in Arak, capital of Markazi Province. Fatehi’s exhibition, titled ‘Present Perfect’, will open Friday (...
  • A sample of Sa’adi’s Bustan/ Golestan’s manuscript in nastaliq
    As one of its periodical exhibits, the library of Niavaran Cultural Historic Complex in Tehran is displaying two precious Persian manuscripts.  ‘Gulistan’ and ‘Bustan’, the two major works of...
  • Tavakoli Will Make Film  on Life of G.R. Takhti
    After a big win at the 36th Fajr Film Festival (February 1-11), director Bahram Tavakoli is preparing for his next feature film. His last film ‘The Lost Strait’ won top prizes of the festival...
  • A total of 110 cinema students from 32 countries participated  in this year’s workshops.
    The Dar ul-Funun (Talent Campus) section of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival came to...  
  • Ghazali’s Theatrical Piece on Women  in Germany
    Praxis Theater Group from Tehran is to take one of its most acclaimed works ‘I’m a Woman, Can You Hear Me?’ on stage on April 26 in Karlsruhe, southwest Germany, as part of the biennial cultural...
  • One of the Olden Streets
    Zhiwaar Tour has organized a short trip to an old street in south Tehran built in 1867. Molavi Street was paved in the reign of Nasser al-Din Shah of the Qajar dynasty who gave Tehran a new...
  • Trip to Film Studios
    Tiwall, one of the known platforms for cultural events, has planned a trip to Ghazzali Cinema Town, 14km west of Tehran. Visitors of the tour on Friday will walk through the settings, places and...
  • 19th Century Calligraphy Exhibition
    Dall Art Gallery in Tehran will celebrate calligraphy from the Qajar era (1786-1925) with an exhibition to open May 2. The exhibition will show 40 calligraphies by renowned 19th century master...
  • Batik Paintings in Fereshteh Gallery
    Fereshteh Gallery in Tehran will hold a show of batik paintings by Mehrasa Gheibi from April 27. To make batik works, selected areas of a piece of cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot...
  • Film on Koolbar Girl  at Cannes  Film Market
    Iranian film ‘Kejal’ directed by Nima Yar and produced by Javad Norouz-Beigi will be screened at Cannes Film Market, May 8-17. According to Honaronline, Kejal portrays a young ‘koolbar’ girl living...
  • Demise of the Soviet Union
    Neyestan Publication in Tehran will soon release the Persian translation of a book from the winner of 2015 Noble Prize in literature, Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich. Titled ‘Secondhand...
  • A scene from the play
    Periodontist, painter, author and set designer Maziar Shahzad-Dowlatshahi has staged his debut play which is based on a work by Argentine-Chilean-American playwright Ariel Dorfman. Dowlatshahi’s...
  • Mina Sadati Wins Award at Beijing Festival
    The 8th Beijing International Film Festival concluded on April 22 announcing the winners with Iranian actress Mina Sadati receiving the best supporting actress award for her performance in ‘Searing...
  • Stage Reading Festival at Amir Kabir University
    Namava Theater Festival, organized by Amir Kabir University of Technology, is underway from the weekend at the varsity in Tehran. It features stage reading of 17 plays written by students from...
  • Cover of the book
    A book on the late auteur Abbas Kiarostami and his cinema was unveiled Monday at the Cinema and...
  • Life in Foreign Lands
    Tehran-based Negah Publishing and Bookstore has released a Persian rendering of ‘Strange Pilgrims’ by Noble Prize winner, Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014). Safdar Taqizadeh...