TMCA new director appointed 

January 11, 2019

TEHRAN – Hadi Mozafari, the director of the Visual Arts Office of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, appointed Ehsan Aqai the new director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) on Wednesday. 

Aqai replaced Ali-Mohammad Zare’, who held the position since 2017. 

Aqai was the principal of the Tehran Fine Arts School since 2017.

The TMCA is home to works by many august artists of the West, including Claude Monet, Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Donald Judd, Andy Warhol, René Magritte, Duane Hanson and Chuck Close, which had been accumulated by Iran’s former empress Farah Pahlavi.

Photo: Ehsan Aqai in an undated photo.

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