Happy Nowruz 2015! Celebrate the Persian New Year, on this first day of spring. Discover the ancient civilization of Persepolis, learn Nowruz traditions, visit Taste Café to purchase Persian-inspired food and drink, and much more. All events are free with Museum admission.
Haft Seen Display | 10 am–4:45 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Local Artist Spotlight: Hengameh Taraz | 10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 159
Film: What's the Time in Your World? | 10:30 am–12:10 pm, Alfond Auditorium
Music and Dance featuring Banafsheh Sayyad | 11 am–Noon and 1–2pm, Remis Auditorium
Interactive Dance Performances featuring the Iranian Dance Artists | 11:30 am–Noon, 1:30–2, and 2:30–3 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Lecture: Cyrus the Great and the Rise of the Persian Empire with Reza Zarghamee | 3–4 pm, Remis Auditorium
Story Hour | 10:30–11:30 am, Gallery 176
Art Making: Fish Bowl Lanterns | 10 am–4 pm, Shapiro Family Courtyard
Art Making: Persian Calligraphy | 10 am–4 pm, Education Center in Druker Family Pavilion, 160
Family Art Cart | 10 am–4 pm, Sharf Visitor Center
Tours & Talks
Gallery Tours | 10:30 am and 1:30 pm; Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Spotlight Talks | 1, 2, and 3 pm; Persian-language tours at 1:30 and 2:30 pm, Gallery 175
MFA Guide | Available at all ticket desks and Sharf Visitor Center
Access: All programs are wheelchair accessible. The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit Access , email email@example.com, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY). Wheelchairs and walkers are available at all entrances, first come, first served.
Tickets: Tickets are required for free admission, available at all ticket desks.
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All programs are wheelchair accessible.
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Sponsored by the YAS Foundation.
Haft Seen DisplayMarch 21, 2015
10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Visit a traditional Haft Seen, a Nowruz holiday table; take photos with family and friends, and celebrate the New Year festival. Part of the Nowruz...
Local Artist SpotlightMarch 21, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local artist, educator, and author Hengameh Taraz presents a selection of her recent paintings depicting ancient Persepolis. View Taraz’s works, meet...
Art Making: Fish Bowl LanternsMarch 21, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Goldfish are an important component on a Haft-seen table during Nowruz. Decorate a lantern with images of fish from around the Museum to celebrate...
Art Making: Persian CalligraphyMarch 21, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Be inspired by the calligraphy of visiting artist Leili Solatyavari and create your own using age-old techniques. Part of the Nowruz 2015: Persian...
Film: What's the Time in Your World?March 21, 2015
10:30 am – 12:15 pm
What's the Time in Your World? (Dar donya ye to saat chand ast?) by Safi Yazdanian (2014, 101 min.). On a whim, Goli (Leila Hatami, A Separation)...
Story HourMarch 21, 2015
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Drop in to enjoy family-friendly stories about Nowruz celebrations. Great for toddlers. Part of the Nowruz 2015: Persian New Year Festival. See the...
Gallery Tour: Ancient Iranian and Persian ArtMarch 21, 2015
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a 30-minute tour of the galleries with Lawrence Berman, Norma Jean Calderwood Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art...
Music and Dance featuring Banafsheh SayyadMarch 21, 2015
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Banafsheh Sayyad and musicians Hamed Nikpay, Pejman Hadadi, and Alfredo Caceras perform a program...
Interactive Dance Performance featuring the Iranian Dance ArtistsMarch 21, 2015
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Experience the beauty and diverse culture sof Iran through Persian classical music performed by Sayeh Ensemble, followed by classical and folk dances...