Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The building of Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts stands out as an example of Iranian architecture incorporating both traditional and modern designs.

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts

This architectural style is inspired by the wind towers of Iran. It is built in three floors and has been used as a venue for permanent exhibition since 1977.

The Museum of Contemporary Art has nine galleries, three of which are dedicated to paintings by international artists from the museum's permanent collection. The permanent collection contains paintings by artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Andy Warhol among others. Temporary exhibitions are also held in the other six galleries throughout the year.

The Sculpture Court is a semi-enclosed exterior space within the museum complex. It is an appropriate setting for sculptural works of three outstanding artists: 'Le Therapeute' by Rene Magritte, 'A Man and a Woman' by Alberto Giacometti, and 'Horse and Rider' by Marino Marini.

Most of the museum complex's grounds are located to the north of the museum building and called Sculpture Park. The Park is home to works by a number of the world's leading sculptors. Some of the artworks are: 'Capricorn' by Max Ernst; 'The Prickly Pear' by Alexander Calder; 'The Reclining Figure' by Henry Moore; 'Homage to Pablo Neruda' by Eduardo Chilida; 'Multiplied by Space' by Max Bill; and 'Shirin and Farhad' by Parviz Tanavoli.

The museum comprises a cinemateque, a Library, a coffee shop, bookshop and a photography workshop.

Source: Iran Daily

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