Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

(4.1/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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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  • There are lots of excellent artists in Iran. I had the opportunity to visit this museum and being in touch with great artwork. Don´t forget to check the schedule.  more »
  • I have been there tow times,it is really nice museum for people how like arts and there is some galleris inside.many paintings  more »
  • The Museum has a beautiful architecture and is located in a park that's definitely worth a stroll. Located near Carpet Museum so you can combine the walking tour. Unfortunately not always there are exhibitions and so you have to ask. There are few permanent works including an ORB of tomato, a large and colorful Calder inside, sculptures by Moore, Smith of quality but little else. It is a short walk from the Hotel Espinas and if you stay there is comfortable going there anyway in 5 minutes on foot.
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  • Interesting place, just not because of what they show. While I visited it, there was a huge exhibition about the desert, and that was it bit too much of the same for me. Especially knowing thay have some many more hidden in the cellar. Go to it, enjoy the building which is beautiful, have a tea in their quiet garden, but don't ecpect too much of the art. Good news: the tickets are very cheap!
  • Amazing cutting-edge reinforced concrete building hosting Teheran museum of contemporary art. A maze of long corridors and slow sloping ramps with a beautiful grand lobby in the form of a spiral ramp "a lo" Guggenheim. Completely worth the visit.
  • A great collection. Farah Pahlavi, the queen of Persia had a key role to establish this museum in Tehran. Unfortunately the current Islamic government does not let people to see some of the rare objects. Anyway TEHRAN CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM is the greatest collection of Western modern art outside the Western world.
  • This will be a mixed review: the exhibition at the time of visit (October 2016) was not very interesting (endless pictures of deserts). The building itself is very interesting as well as a couple of the sculptures in the gardens (including a Matisse and 2 Giacomettis). I really hope that one day they will be able to exhibit the huge collection locked in the vaults (including the Jackson Pollock printed on the entry tickets). This can easily become a 4 or 5 stars.
  • The museum interior design is really inspiring. The festivals are always held in very good quality from best artists. The atmosphere is really peaceful.