Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

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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. A visit to Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tehran trip itinerary maker app to plot your vacation.
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  • The building, the interesting modern architecture, allows a nice flow between showrooms. The interior lighting is not optimal... Have visit the superb Expo (temporary) "Roots & Stones" of the famous Tony Cragg (80! sculptures & drawings). The garden of the Museum (aka TMoCA) is "embellished" with sculptures by Giacometti and other Maitres.on regret of course to not discover works by Iranian artists and inaccessibility to visitors of the remaining treasures stored (Chagall, Picasso, Bacon, Warhol...). The building houses a café and a bookshop interesting (books, cards...).
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  • The world of imagination and creativity and surprise. A place with unique architecture and design that surprises you every season with an attractive international exhibition. I saw Tony Cragg's works ...  more »
  • We were in Tehran for 3 days, our first city in Iran. I highly recommend that even tourists visit this Museum - it has a huge collection, the art is fascinating (and by local artists), the description...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • + Great Collection and nice architecture - Rude Staff especially security staff
  • This place is fantastic from architecture to the vast collection of contemporary and modern paintings! Absolutely amazing!
  • 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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