Museum of Contemporary Art
The Contemporary Art Museum of Tehran, located in the center of the city, is surrounded by a green area called The Park of Statues for the presence of sculptures of important masters of Iran and the world.
It operates under the general direction of the artistic affairs of the Ministry of Culture and the Islamic Guide of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The building was designed by architect Kamran Diba and is one of the most important palaces of the Iranian capital for its modern Persian architecture inspired by traditional Iranian architecture.
The vestibule (the representative entrance hall), the crossing points and the passage used in the architecture of this building are designed precisely to invite visitors to immerse themselves in the deepening of the glorious history of art and culture of the Iran.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is considered the center of Iran's most important artistic activity in the visual arts. In its two thousand square meters of exhibition space, divided into nine rooms, the various art exhibitions are constantly presented, creating the opportunity for art lovers to admire the beauties of artistic masterpieces.
The museum building is inspired by traditional Iranian architecture combined with modern architecture. It is inspired by the wind tower of Yazd and has a rich heritage of artistic masterpieces among the most prestigious in the world.
The statues, placed inside the Park, by great sculptor artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moor and Parviz Tanavoli, have given this place not only a surprising beauty but also a high artistic value.
Some works by well-known world sculptors positioned in the Park of the Statues are:
♦ Max Bill space twisting
As soon as the visitor enters the museum after having made a roundabout route, visiting the halls, he arrives at the vestibule that houses the masterpiece of the Japanese artist Haraguchi Noriyuki entitled La Materia e il Pensiero.
Besides the nine exhibition halls, the museum also has a specialized library, with the audivisive and film library section.
Among the works that are part of the heritage of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art we can list those of artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernest, Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Franz Jozef Kline, Francis Bacon and other internationally renowned artists.