Iran

2018 Mar 20

Celebrate Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA

A Persian New Year Celebration
 

persian new year celebrationCelebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table.

More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar.

This event is free and we request your advanced reservation by March 16 here.... Read more about Celebrate Nowruz

2017 Nov 28

Gallery Talk: Qajar Lacquer as a Medium of Exchange

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Art Museums present a gallery talk led by

Mary McWilliamsMirror Case with Flowers and Birds
Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums

Gallery talks are free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Qajar Lacquer as a Medium of Exchange

2017 Nov 02

Gallery Talk: Fluid Forms and Mobile Figures—Lacquer in 19th-Century Iran

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Art Museums present a gallery talk led by

Mary McWilliamsRectangular Mirror Case with Flowers, Butterfly, and Sleeping Bird
Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums

Gallery talks are free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Fluid Forms and Mobile Figures—Lacquer in 19th-Century Iran

HAM qajar album

Mobile Images from 19th-Century Iran

October 13, 2017

A rare album of artists’ drawings, preparatory sketches, and more helped shape a Harvard Art Museums exhibition about art in 19th-century Iran, co-curated by McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art at the Harvard Art Museums, and CMES Steering Committee member David Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History and chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Read more about the exhibition and related publications in HAM's...

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2017 Oct 11

Gallery Talk: From Royal Fancy to Revolutionary Propaganda -- Photography in 19th-Century Iran

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Art Museums present a gallery talk led by

Mira Xenia SchwerdaA Photographer's Room
PhD candidate in Middle Eastern studies and the history of art and architecture, CMES

Gallery talks are free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required.... Read more about Gallery Talk: From Royal Fancy to Revolutionary Propaganda -- Photography in 19th-Century Iran

2017 Sep 25

Gallery Talk: Qajar Lacquer as a Medium of Exchange

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard University Art Museums present a gallery talk led by

Mary McWilliamsAbbas Shirazi, Pen Box with European Woman and Eagles in Medallions
Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Harvard Art Museums

Free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Qajar Lacquer as a Medium of Exchange

2017 Sep 19

Gallery Talk: Gold and Silver—The Discovery of the Apadana Tablets in Persepolis

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Art Museums present a gallery talk led by

Mira Xenia SchwerdaExcavation of tablets, Persepolis
PhD candidate in Middle Eastern studies and the history of art and architecture, CMES

Gallery talks are free with museums admission. This talk is limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before the talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.... Read more about Gallery Talk: Gold and Silver—The Discovery of the Apadana Tablets in Persepolis

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