• 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. 

  • World Book Day Celebrated in Kashan
    World Book Day (also known as International Day of the Book) is a yearly event held on April 23 and organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. It was celebrated for the first...
  • Waiting and Watching
    Hepta Art Gallery features paintings by painter and sketch artist Tannaz Tavasoli. Titled ‘Agaze,’ the exhibit is of 20 acrylic-on-board paintings she has created over 18 months. The paintings...
  • Shirin and Farhad Romantic Story Simplified
    The latest book by the writer for children and young adults Majid Shafiei, printed by Peydayesh publications, will be unveiled at the 31st Tehran International Book Fair slated for May 2-12.  For...
  • Symbols More Powerful Than Dialogue  in Films
    Majewski held a one-day workshop on directing in the Talent Campus section of the ongoing Fajr...
  • Museum of Book and Documented Heritage at National Library and Archives in Tehran
    Parts of Bosnian writer Safvet Beg Bašagić’s collection of Islamic manuscripts are on display at an exhibition in the National Library in Tehran. On view at the library’s Museum of Book and...
  • Discreet Charm
    An exhibition by painter Hossein Tamjid is underway at Homa Art Gallery. Letters, words and flowers are the subjects of the paintings. ‘Discreet Charm’ opened April 20 and will end on May 1. The...
  • Agatha Christie’s Mystery Play Adapted for Tehran Stage
    An adaptation of murder mystery play ‘The Mousetrap’ written by renowned English writer Agatha Christie in 1952 is to be performed in Tehran in early May. Christie (1890-1976) is known for her 66...
  • The color of soil on this small island varies from place to place and shines under the warm sun of Persian Gulf.
    An episodic film on Hormuz Island in the southern province of Hormuzgan is to be produced by six known directors. ‘Tales of Hormuz’ is suggested as the title of the film. It will be in six...
  • Italy’s Perpignani Holds Film Editing Workshop
    Foreign and Iranian students of the Talent Campus of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival...
  • Neo-Folk Songs
    Celebrated Lurish composer, singer, songwriter and author Iraj Rahmanpour will perform on April 27. Vahdat Hall will host Rahmanpour who will lead an ensemble of traditional instrumentalists...
  • Derakhshani at Vahdat
    Composer, singer, oud, tar and guitar player Milad Derakhshani will be on stage at Vahdat, the iconic hall in Tehran. The live concert is slated for April 28. Derakhshani and accompanying ensemble...
  • Painting Exhibition by Acclaimed Poet
    Celebrated Persian poet and writer Ahmad-Reza Ahmadi is to open his first painting exhibition on April 27 at Cama Art Gallery in Tehran. Bearing the name of one of his popular books ‘Thousands of...
  • A screenshot from ‘Leili and Majnoun’ by Abdolhossein Sepanta in 1937, at the exhibit
    A photography exhibition is underway at Tehran’s Charsou Cineplex to mark the 120th anniversary...
  • 130 Musicians at Tehran Contemporary Music Festival
    Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art has organized the third Tehran Contemporary Music Festival. TCMF is an international event in the fields of contemporary  music. It is an independent cultural and...
  • Erudite Writers to Help Tutor the Youth
    Tehran-based 7-Eghlim Art and Culture Institute is inviting prominent writers to a series of discourse sessions to create the grounds for those new in the field of writing to learn from their...
  • Y. Z. Kami’s Solo  Exhibit at Ab-Anbar
    Selected works by New York-based Iranian painter Kamran Yousefzadeh, known as Y. Z. Kami...
  • Farzin at Milad Tower
    Pop singer, songwriter and actor Farzad Farzin will perform on April 27 at Milad Tower in north Tehran. At the Convention Center of the tower, he will sing at 7 and 10:30 pm. Tickets are available...
  • From War Veteran to Saving Girls
    The 2017 mystery/drama ‘You Were Never Really Here’ directed by Lynne Ramsay will have...  
  • Black and White Artworks on Show at E1 Gallery
    E1 Art Gallery in Tehran is to hold a group exhibition curated by veteran visual artist Fereydoun Ave in collaboration with Dastan Art Gallery.   Titled ‘Black and White’, the event is slated for...
  • Gholam Hossein Sadri Afshar
    Prominent translator, researcher and lexicographer Gholam Hossein Sadri Afshar passed away on Tuesday Tehran. He was 84.  Born in 1935 in Urmia, West Azarbaijan Province, Sadri Afshar tried...
  • White Blindness Epidemic
    UpArtMaan Cultural Center will hold a meeting on the comparative analysis of the popular novel...
  • Sa’di Mausoleum in Shiraz
    Sa’di of Shiraz, the eminent 13th century Persian poet, will be commemorated on the occasion of his national day in Iran on April 21. Because the exact date of birth of the perspicacious poet is...
  • From left: filmmakers Denis Villeneuve and Ava DuVernay, and actress Kristen Stewart
    Filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Denis Villeneuve and actors Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux will...  
  • Bamdad Group to Perform in California
    Traditional band Bamdad music ensemble will hold two concerts in the US.  The first is scheduled for April 20 at Santa Clara University of California and second on April 22 at Humanities...
  • Workshop on Traditional Storytelling
    Veteran theater actor Parviz Mamnoon will hold a workshop on Naqqali at the Institute for Promotion of Contemporary Art in Tehran from April 30-May 4.  Iranian storytelling tradition known as ‘...