An Artist’s Work Reflects Persian Culture and Geometry at Chrysler Museum

The Chrysler Museum is welcoming an exhibit that combines geometry and rich patterns with Persian culture. Now open, Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings is work by world-renowned Iranian artist, Monir Farmanfarmaian.

Farmanfarmaian traveled to the United States in the 1950’s and became a fixture of New York’s blossoming art scene in the 1960’s. She hung out and worked with artists like Jackson Pollock, and made friends with Andy Warhol.

While visiting family in the states in the 1970’s, she was unable to return home because of the Iranian Revolution. Also her home was confiscated and a lot of her artwork was destroyed due to the censorship of art during the revolution. Her exile would last 25 years.

Now, in her 90’s, she is back home in Iran’s capital of Tehran where she continues to create new work.

Monir Farmanfarmaian’s Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings will be on view in the Chrysler’s Glass Projects Space March 16 – July 30.