Saturday, October 5
James S. Copley Auditorium
Presented by the Persian Cultural Center, an annual fundraising event for the benefit of Arts of Iran at The San Diego Museum of Art.
Reza Rohani, Sara Naeini and their bank of musicians will perform.
VIP tickets include a meet & greet session with the artists and access to Arts of Iran and the exhibitions on the Museum’s first floor at 6:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Rotunda.
Persian Cultural Center (PCC), SDMA members & students, please contact PCC for a $5 discount code.
Arts of Iran
The San Diego Museum of Art’s collection of Persian art, dating from the 9th to the 20th centuries, consists of close to 200 items. Built from around the 1950s to 1960s through gifts as well as Museum purchases with funding from individuals and The Asiatic Arts Committees of the Fine Arts Society—today’s Asian Arts Council and South Asian Arts Council—the collection is now on view in the dedicated gallery space established in 2017.
Showcasing some of the best Persian art from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as 20 objects of the pre-Islamic time, ranging from the Near Eastern (ca. 2500 BC) to the Sasanian era (224–651 AD) on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this gallery illustrates the profound development of Persian civilization and art within a global context.
This event is sponsored by the Persian Cultural Center.