Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. The Museum is known for its Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Collection of masterpiece-quality traditional Asian works, and for its cutting-edge Contemporary Art Collection of videos and new media art by Asian and Asian American artists.
A recognized leader in identifying and fostering contemporary Asian and Asian American artists, Asia Society Museum was one of the first American museums to establish a program of contemporary Asian art in the early 1990s.
September 6, 2013 through January 5, 2014
This exhibition represents the first major presentation of Iranian modern art (created from the 1950s to 1970s) in the United States. The project will illuminate Iran's little known pre-Islamic Revolution era when Tehran was a cosmopolitan art center. During these three dynamic decades Iranian artists were engaged with the world through the Tehran Biennial as well as exhibitions overseas and their work was collected by institutions inside and outside of Iran.
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