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11/21/04

Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art: A Museum with Mixed Design and Audience

Source: Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency

As a contemporary example of Iranian architecture, the design of Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art has been inspired by certain traditional Iranian as well as modern architecture. This architectural style is inspired by the wind-towers of Iran and was designed by the Iranian architect Kamran Diba. It is built in three floors and has been used as a permanent exhibition since 1977.

The Museum has nine galleries, three of which are dedicated to paintings by international artists from the museum's permanent collection. The permanent collection contains paintings from artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Andy Warhol and many more. Temporary exhibitions are 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 the 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, including "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, amongst others.

This museum comprises a cinemateque, a Library, a Coffee Shop, Book Shop and a Photography Workshop.

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