Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

4.2
#7 of 21 in Museums in Tehran
An extensive collection of European, American, and Iranian art makes Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art a cultural powerhouse. With over 3,000 pieces of international and national art, the nine galleries and sculpture grounds host works by renowned names Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte, and Francis Bacon. Explore the fusion of traditional Persian and Modernist architecture tying the building together, weaving your way from Impressionism to Pop. Make Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art a part of your Tehran vacation plans using our Tehran tour planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Good quality exhibitions nice atmosphere nice architecture but the hole exhibitions of international Art is only Open half of The year ,there are Special themes exhibitions Open regularly  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The Tehran Museum of Contemporary art had a nice exhibition on lions. Quite impressive, but also very sorry to see that nothing was of the original museum's collection. Outside stood a few pictures, that was all (from a distance tour). But a beautiful building, that for sure!
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  • August 12, 2017
    beautiful architecture .when you are inside the building its totally quiet and no extra voice.. lots of amazing art show from famous Iranian or foreign artists happens in this building .  more »
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  • April 15, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful. The collection is unlike anything outside of Western Europe and NYC. Just wish the government would look after the building and the area more. But if you like art, you must must must visit
  • April 18, 2017
    The quality of art here is great. Unique pieces from Picaso, Francis Bacon and Monet as well great works from some Iranian artists. However, all of these masterpieces are let down by the poor design of the exhibit. Lighting and placement of the art works need to be overhauled completely. For example some of the best works were placed in narrow corridors with inadequate lighting. Leaves much to be wished for.
  • July 8, 2017
    + Great Collection and nice architecture - Rude Staff especially security staff
  • May 31, 2017
    This place is fantastic from architecture to the vast collection of contemporary and modern paintings! Absolutely amazing!
  • April 13, 2017
    Has some really unique pieces and is a must go if you understand mordern art. The display kerps changing and could also have 3d. Isn't very typipicall of Iran though.May also get a bit boring.

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