On the western side of Park-e Laleh, the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is in a striking concrete modernist building constructed to build modern landmarks in the 1970s.
Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art (TMOCA) is an art museum in Tehran, Iran.
Inaugurated in 1977, and built adjacent to Tehran's Laleh Park, the museum was designed by Iranian architect Kamran Diba, who employed elements from traditional Persian architecture. The building can be regarded as an example of contemporary art in itself. Most of the museum area is located underground.
here’s a collection of art by Iranian artists and some of the biggest names of the last century. Established during the ’70s, the museum holds arguably the greatest collection of Western art in Asia. It includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh, Miró, Dali, Bacon, Pollock, Monet and Warhol, among others.
Garden of Sculptures, near the museum
It is considered to have the most valuable collection of Western modern art outside of Europe and the United States, a collection largely assembled by founding curators David Galloway and Donna Stein. It is said that there is approximately £2.5 billion worth of modern art held at the museum. ...see more The museum hosts a revolving program of exhibitions and occasionally organises exhibitions by local artists.