Celebration of Persian Art and Culture Begins

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An evening of Persian music on the tar and sehtar by Dariush Dolat-shahi is the first event in a free, public two-month celebration of Persian art and culture cosponsored by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Foundation for Iranian Studies. Also included in the celebration are calligraphy and illumination workshops, lectures, and an evening of reading from the tenth-century Persian epic poem, the "Shahnama."


  • Dolat-Shahi, Dariush
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Foundation for Iranian Studies (Bethesda, Md.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1989. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990, p. 16.

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February 16, 1989


  • Art
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Calligraphy
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Art, Iranian
  • Music--Performance
  • Art, Islamic
  • Culture



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