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Harvard Art Museums present exhibition of Norma Jean Calderwood's collection of Islamic Art
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.- The Harvard Art Museums present In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of ...
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NAM summit an excellent opportunity to introduce Iranian art and handicrafts
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5/27/2011
U.S. Contest Honors Iranian Artist for Night Sky Photos

Isfahan Milky Way | Photograph by Mehdi Momenzadeh | The Bright City Lights of Isfahan
Tehran, May 23, 2011: Iranian photographer Mehdi Momenzadeh won the second prize in the Against the Lights category of the Second International Earth and Sky Photo Contest in the U.S.

Tehran, May 23, 2011: Iranian photographer Mehdi Momenzadeh won the second prize in the Against the Lights category of the Second International Earth and Sky Photo Contest in the U.S.

About 240 entries were received from about 30 countries, 25% of which were from the United States. Other major contributors were Iran, Germany and China.

According to the contest theme of “Dark Skies Importance”, the submitted photos were judged in two categories: “Beauty of the Night Sky” and “Against the Lights.”

“The selected images are those most effective in impressing people on both how important and amazing the starry sky is and how it affects our lives, and also how bad the problem of light pollution has become,” states The World at Night (TWAN) website.

Momenzadeh won $400 gift certificates from Dubai Telescope for his photo “Isfahan Milky Way”. In his photo, Momenzadeh shows how light pollution makes it almost impossible for the stars to shine through.

The award-winning night sky photographer and the founder of TWAN, Babak Tafreshi, was among the jury members of the contest, MNA reported.

All the winning photos are also slated to appear on the TWAN Guest Gallery, as TWAN website announced.

The World at Night is a program to create and exhibit a collection of stunning photographs and time-lapse videos of the world+s most beautiful and historic sites against a nighttime backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) have designated TWAN as a Special Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
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8/14/2012
Two earthquakes in Iran kill more than 300 and injure 5,000
Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people.
8/13/2012
Iranian wrestlers win 2 bronze medals
Iranian wrestlers Ehsan Naser Lashgari and Komeil Qasemi have won bronze medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
8/6/2012
Iran to exhibit works by Gunther Uecker
Iran is planning to exhibit works by modern German sculptor and installation artist Gunther Uecker at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts. The event will be held from September 16 to November 1, 2012 ...
8/4/2012
"When Artists Attack the King: Honoré Daumier and La Caricature, 1830-1835" opens at Cantor Arts Center
STANFORD, CA.- Long before iranian cartoonist Mahmoud Shokraiyeh was sentenced to 25 lashings for drawing a parliament member in a soccer jersey, 19th-century caricaturist Honoré Daumier and his colleagues ...
8/1/2012
Farhadi’s film takes N America by storm
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film A Separation has taken the North America’s movie theaters by storm as the second top-grossing foreign-language film in 2012.
7/30/2012
London to exhibit installation by Iran’s Shirin Sabahi
The Saatchi Gallery is slated to display an installation work created by the Iranian artist Shirin Sabahi in the British capital of London. The event is part of the 2011 Contemporary Art Prize (CAP) ...
7/24/2012
US, Iranian team excavate Siraf
A team of American and Iranian archaeologists has launched underwater excavations at the historical port of Siraf in the Persian Gulf.
7/22/2012
Mutatis Mutandis: Group show curated by Cathrine David opens at Vienna's Secession
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7/7/2012
The 2nd Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition [TADAEX] was opened on Friday, July 6th.
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7/2/2012
UNESCO registers Isfahan Friday Mosque
Isfahan’s Friday Mosque has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, making it the 14th Iranian site registered on the roll. The independent, 21-member World Heritage Committee announced the ...

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