Upcoming Events

November 13, East-West Cultural Transmissions in Post Mongol Iran

November 15, Off the Curtain: The Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab

East-West Cultural Transmissions in Post Mongol IranPost Mongol art

Ladan Akbarnia

November 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Library – room 255/257
150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95112

A specialist on the art of Iran and Central Asia, Dr. Akbarnia is the curator of Islamic art at the British museum and the executive director of Iran Heritage Foundation. Before these roles, Dr. Akbarnia held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. In addition she has also served as a consulting curator of the Aga Khan Museum Collection in Geneva and to the virtual museum site, Arts of the Islamic World. Dr. Akbarnia taught Islamic art history at Smith College and Wheaton College, both in Massachusetts. She holds a BA from Vassar College, and a PhD in art history from Harvard.

This event was made possible with a grant from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute (a managed fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation) and the PARSA Community Foundation. Sponsored by Persian Studies at San Jose State University.

For more information email the director of Persian Studies, Dr. Shahin Gerami at shahin.gerami@sjsu.edu.

Off the Curtain: The Tragedy of Rostam and SohrabTragedy of Rostam and Sohrab

Sara Mashayekh

November 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm
SJSU Student Union Theater
1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192

East meets West in a one woman show that brings an ancient tragedy to a new audience via innovative and emotional modern storytelling.

Made possible with a grant from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute (a managed fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation) and the PARSA Community Foundation.

Co-Sponsored by Califia Productions and the Department of Communication Studies.

For more information email the director of Persian Studies, Dr. Shahin Gerami at shahin.gerami@sjsu.edu.