Saturday, June 13, 2009

Andrea and Justin Visit Beautiful and Historic Tehran Museums

By Andrea and Justin McMahan

TEHRAN – Andrea and Justin had a great day today touring some of Tehran’s most well known museums. They began the day at the National Museum, where they learned that Iranian history is divided into three periods. The Pre-Historic period prior to 550 B.C., the Historic period between 550 B.C. and 600 A.D., and the Islamic period after the birth of Mohammed. The Islamic period building was under renovation.

Andrea and Justin also visited the Tehran MOMA. This fine museum included works from Ernst, Degas, Van Gogh and several Miros. It was also interesting to see Warhol’s famed portrait of Mao, as well as works by various Jewish artists, including Rauschenburg.

All in all, Andrea and Justin had a great day touring the city’s museums.


  1. Great you guys went to the museums. Hope you get a chance to visit Niavaran Palace and Sahebgheraneyeh Palace within in it. This was Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi's residence as well as his office. It has turned into several small museums including one of Queen Farah Pahlavi's modern collections of arts from around the world. She favoured Miro, Picasso and several Andy Warhol pieces. One of Warhol's is the painting of Mick Jagger of Rolling Stones.
    Be safe and take care
    Maryam (Leyla's Sister)

  2. I wiah anyone would compare the 2005 Tehran Museum list with the present collection.

    My research shows many are missing.