موزه هنرهای معاصر تهران
North Kargar Avenue | Laleh Park – Central Tehran
Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 6pm
Friday from 3pm to 6pm
When it comes to art exhibitions and shows by foreign artists in Tehran, TMOCA is in the forefront. Inaugurated two years before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, its collection includes modern and contemporary masterpieces by Pollock, Warhol, Diego Rivera, Roy Liechtenstein and many more. Some, considered un-islamic, were hidden for a long time. However, the opening up of Iran has slowly arrived in the art scene and the museum is fast becoming a focal point for local and foreign art to be showcased to a mostly Iranian public. Have a stroll at Laleh Park after your visit to see young Iranians enjoying their freedoms in open air.
There is a nice article from The Guardian where the former Queen of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, talks about how she helped assemble the collection. Click here to read.