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Iran Art Gallery Tours

If you are an art enthusiast and you plan to visit Iran, our art gallery tours must be in your agenda. Is Iran a destination for art tours? You might ask. The answer is a definitive yes! Iran’s classic masters of miniature paintings have created epitome of Eastern art in delicate strokes and fine colors of their imperishable oeuvres. The towering figure of Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād is enough to draw millions of art buffs to the land where this god of artistry tread and observe the world that later came out from the prism of his soul as virtuosic miniatures. Feeling the great weight of their predecessors’ genius, Iranian modern artists endeavored to create art worthy of their commendable cultural heritage and they reached the pinnacle of their craft. Leaning on such a glorious artistic legacy, young Iranian artists are finding new ways to bedazzle their audience and art galleries are brimming with the abundance of their staggering works. But the name Iran is resonated within art coteries around the world for reasons other than their copious production of Iranian art. Iran houses the largest collection of modern Western masterpieces outside the Europe and the USA. Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Pollock, Bacon and Warhol are just a few names in the priceless treasury of Iranian Museum of Contemporary Arts. In the light of the facts enlisted above, one could easily deduce that arts alone can be a more than adequate reason to travel to Iran. Knowing the huge potential of Iranian art tourism, travel agencies are wily enough to include art tours in the list of their annual packages. IranTours Group as one of the pioneers of unconventional tour packages, is proud to offer its unremitting service to the art lover from all around the globe. Our packages are usually in the form of small group tours visiting art galleries and museums that house Iranian art works as well as world masterpieces bought and brought to Iran by wealthy Iranian patrons. There are many national and religious holidays in Iran and if you want our advice, you’d better come to Tehran on these “red days” because all galleries and museums are open and there is light traffic in the city. Therefore, during Iran holidays our art tour packages aren’t available. One last thing you should know about Iranian holidays is that weekly holidays (or weekends) in Iran are Thursdays and Fridays as opposed to western weekend which includes Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the art tours in Iran that solely cover art museums and galleries are centered in the capital. Arts have a long history in Asia and in the course of art tours you will be fully acquainted with the development of arts in Iran. The paintings and other artworks that you will come across in our art tours in Iran are nothing you have ever seen before in Asia. The collections in the art museums and galleries encompass a whole gamut of classic and modern art from famous Persian art of miniature to contemporary Iranian and western art. The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the visit to the famous Iranian museum of Contemporary art in Tehran. Furthermore, Tehran’s annual art auction is the main forum where Iranian artwork in general and Iranian paintings in particular are for sale. Among the major Persian artworks for sale in Tehran Auction were paintings by the modern Iranian poet and painter, Sohrab Sepehri and the famous Iranian modern painter and sculptor Bahman Mohasses.

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Iranian Modern Art

Iranians have always been among the trailblazers of modern art in Asia. Modern Iranian artists have tried their hands in a whole gamut of modern arts experimenting with radically different forms and material. Figures of Iranian modern art like Bahman Mohasses, Mohsen Vaziri-Moghaddam, Marcos Grigorian, Parviz Tanavoli, Siah Armajani, Hossein Zenderoudi, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Aydin Aghdashloo are household names in cultural cliques in the world and their enduring masterpieces continue to inspire the younger generations of artists.


Ancient Persian Art and Architecture

As one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, Persians have been creating art since prehistoric times. Viewing some dating back to thousands of years B.C. it appears that Iranians thought of everything in terms of art. When they needed containers to carry liquids with they made the most delicate sets of pottery with mysterious ornamental patterns on them. If what they needed was a piece of rough cloth to sit on, they made the heavens humbled by the utter sublimity of hand-woven Persian carpets. And when they wanted a shelter they didn’t simply build a house, but they created an abode where nature, religion, mythology, philosophy and literature were as indispensable to the structure of buildings as stones, bricks and plaster. In the course of travelling around Iran, you will find various instances of ancient Persian architecture. From the formidable columns of Persepolis to the palatial dome of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque you feel a similar longing; an unquenchable thirst for a droplet of eternity.


Persian Artists Paintings

Among the most celebrated Iranian classic artists are Behzad whose paintings set new standards in the art of miniature and was regarded as the touch stone for other miniature masters. To continue the tradition of their great predecessors, modern Persian artists responded by producing dazzling works of modern art in form of paintings, sculptures and other mediums.


Art Gallery Tehran

Looking for an art gallery in Tehran that presents works by Iranian artists? Then secure a place in our Tehran art gallery tour and prepare to be amazed! In what follows we will show you a peek of our art tours. But be aware! These are just the art galleries!


Shirin Art Gallery Tehran

Karimkhan Zand Avenue is one of the main hangouts for Iranian intellectuals and elite artists. There are many art galleries, bookstores, music shops and cafes in the area where writers, translators, artists and others of their ilk gather each day to discuss their profession and communicate ideas. Shirin Art Gallery, one of the leading art galleries of Tehran is located at No. 5, 13th ST, Sanaee Street in Karim Khan Ave. It is open for daily viewing from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Fridays. Shirin Art Gallery is only closed on Mondays. Most of the prominent Iranian contemporary artists have been exhibiting their work in this elegant art gallery. Shirin Art Gallery has another branch in Chelsea gallery district, New York, USA where works by Iranian contemporary artists are available for international viewers. Artists who have shown their works in Shirin Art Gallery in Tehran and New York include Ardeshir Mohassess , Ali Akbar Sadeghi, Iman Safaei, Reza Hedayat and Kamran Sharif, just to name a few.


Aaran Art Gallery Tehran

One of many artistic centers in Karim Khan Ave is Aaran Art Gallery; an important forum for presenting works by Iranian contemporary artists in Tehran. Located at No.12, Dey St., North Kheradmand Ave, the gallery is open every day except for Fridays from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Aaran Art Gallery has also published many of the works by the artists in Tehran, thus further promoting the works of young aspiring Iranian artists. Some of the prominent artists working with Aaran Art Gallery are Mandana Moghaddam, Myriam Quiel and Wafaa Bilal.


Azad Art Gallery

Azad Art Gallery is an art gallery in Tehran located at No5, Salmas Sq, Golha Sq, Fatemi Sq. Its daily visiting hours are from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm except for Thursdays when it is closed. Renowned artists showing their works in Azad Art Gallery in Tehran include Masoumeh Mozafari, Saba Masoumian and Parastou Forouhar.


Mah Art Gallery

Mah Art Gallery is one of the many cultural centers established in the recent years in Tehran. Its large collection includes works by many celebrated Iranian artists such as Parviz Tanavoli, Reza Khodadadi and Farideh Lashai. Art lovers can visit Mah Art Gallery every day but Sundays at No. 26, Golestan Blvd, Africa Ave from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The gallery is closed on Sundays.


Seyhoun Art Gallery

Seyhoun Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest art galleries in Iran. Founded in 1966 by Iranian modern artist Massoumeh Noushin, Seyhoun Art Gallery has played an indelible role in the promotion and development of Iranian modern art. Almost all masters of Iranian contemporary art have been represented in Seyhoun Art Gallery at one time or another. It is usually considered one of the most important galleries for the exhibition of Iranian modern art. Seyhoun Art Gallery has two branches in Tehran. One is at No. 11, 4th Street, Vozara Ave and the second is at No. 24 Sinae Street, Keyhan Street, Moqadas Ardebili Ave. Its working hours are from 11 am to 7 pm for weekdays and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the weekend (Fridays in Iran).


Aun Iranian Art Foundation

Aun Gallery was founded in 2009 and upon its establishment became one of the hottest spots for Iranian modern artists. The latter was in part the result of the sophisticated modern architecture of the gallery that allowed the exhibition of the latest art forms. Among many luminaries of modern Iranian art represented in Aun Gallery one can mention Bita Fayyazi, Darvish Fakhr, Mohammad Hossein Emad and Golnar Adili. The art gallery of Aun Iranian Art Foundation is at No. 40, Seoul St., Vanak Street and is open for public view all through the week (including Fridays) from 11:00 am to 20:00 pm.


Assar Art Gallery

Assar Art Gallery is one among many cultural and artistic sites in the famous Karim Khan Avenue. Its visiting hours are 11 am – 8 pm from Sunday to Thursday and 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Fridays. Its full address is: 16 Barforushan Alley, Iranshahr St. The gallery is closed on Saturdays. Major artists whose works are showcased in Assar Art Gallery include Samira Alikhanzadeh, Reza Lavassani and Iman Afsarian.


Elahe Gallery

Elahe Gallery is one of the centers established in Tehran with the purpose of promoting Iranian modern arts and in particular its postmodern mutations such as Digital Arts. Elahe Gallery is located at No.3, Amini Alley ,Nazanin St, Africa Blv. Elahe Gallery is proud to represent modern Iranian masters such as Hannibal Alkhas, Massoud Arabshahi and Nicky Nodjoumi as well as artists of younger generations including Rockny Haerizadeh and Mohammad Mehdi Tabatabaei.


Silk Road Gallery

Silk Road Gallery is the first gallery in Iran which exclusively displays works of modern Iranian photography. The gallery has two branches both in Tehran. One is at 103, Lavasani Ave and the other at 210, Techno Ajor Building, Keshavarz Blvd. Silk Road Gallery was officially opened in 2001 by presenting works of great Iranian filmmaker and artist Abbas Kiarostami and since then became the center of modern Iranian photography. Silk Road Gallery was also pivotal in introducing Iranian photographers such as Leila Ghodratollahi Fard to international audiences around the world by participating in many international events.


Etemad Gallery

Etemad Gallery is an art gallery opened in 2001 and is located in Niavaran Street. The hand behind the foundation and prosperity of the gallery is Mina Etemad, a modern artist herself and one of the major figures of Iranian art scene during 1970s. Etemad Gallery welcomes visitors every day except for Mondays from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Fridays from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.


Mohsen Gallery

One of the recently established art galleries in Tehran which brought forth a lot of youth power to the art scene of the capital is Mohsen Gallery. Located at 42, Mina Blvd., Nurbakhsh St., Farzan Alley, Naji Alley, Zafar Ave, the gallery is named after the young Iranian photographer Mohsen Rasoulof who was killed tragically in a plane crash. Working hours are from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm all through the week except for Thursdays. Mohsen Gallery exhibits works by leading Iranian artists such as Mehrdad Afsari, Black Hand (Iranian graffiti artist) and Gohar Dashti.


Homa Art Gallery

Founded in 2005, Homa Art Gallery is one of the foremost forums for the presentation of modern Iranian visual arts. The gallery further pumped young blood into the veins of Tehran art scene by holding an annual exhibition entitled Nasle No (new generation). Homa Art Gallery is located at No. 8, West 4th Alley, Sanaee St., Karimkhan St and its daily viewing hours are from 11 am to 7:00 pm even during the weekend.


Dastan Gallery

Dastan Gallery originally started as an art project under the name Dastan’s Basement in 2012. It soon gained popularity and founded another branch, Dastan +2 in 2015. Dastan Gallery (Dastan’s Basement) is located at 6 Beedar St, Fereshteh St. Dastan +2 is a short walk from Dastan’s Basement at 82 Fereshteh St. Dastan’s Basement’s viewing hours are from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm and the galley is closed on Sundays. Dastan +2 however is open every day but Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. World famous Iranian artists such as Babak Etminani and Bahman Kiarostami are represented in Dastan Gallery.


Golestan Gallery

Golestan Gallery was founded in 1988 by the famous Iranian literary translator and art patron Lili Golestan. She has stated many times that her chief goal in establishing the gallery has been to promote arts and support striving young artists. Golestan Gallery is located at No 34, Shahid Kamasai Ave, Darouss. Golestan Gallery has a huge art collection from illustrious masters to aspiring artists. You can visit the gallery from 4:00 pm to 8:00 every day bar Thursdays and Fridays.


Aliha Gallery

Aliha Gallery is one of the newcomers to Tehran busy art scene. The gallery was founded in 2015 at No 31, Ahmadi Moghadam Alley, Ramezanian Alley, Mahroozadeh Avenue, Shariati Street. Despite its short history, Aliha Gallery has breathed new life into the body of Tehran art galleries by promoting the works of young artists together with showcasing the works of the more renowned ones. The working hours in Aliha Gallery is 4:00 to 8:00 pm all week but Saturdays.


Ab-Anbar Gallery

Ab-Anbar Gallery is unique in a number of ways. First of all, it is one of the very few art galleries founded in Tehran downtown. Then comes the gallery’s policy of keeping up with the latest art trends in the world, using innovative and radical ways to exhibit the works of mostly young and middle-class artists. Ab-Anbar Gallary is located at No.2, Roshanmanesh Alley, Khaghani St, Enghelab St, Darvazeh Dolat. The gallery is closed on Saturdays but other than that welcomes visitors every day from 12:00 am to 20:00 pm. Some of the acclaimed artists whose works have been showcased in Ab-Anbar Gallery are Reza Abedini, Sanaz Mazinani and Newsha Tavakolian.


Atbin Art Gallery

Atbin Art Gallery is also relatively new among the decades-old galleries in Tehran. It was founded in 2000 but in less than 17 years since its opening, Atbin Art Gallery has held hundreds of exhibitions. Atbin is located at No.42, Khakzad St, Touraj St, South of Parkway Intersection, Valiasr St. and is open to public view all days from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


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