A Tale of Two Persian Carpets: The Ardabil and Coronation Carpets November 14, 2009-January 18, 2010 Art of the Americas Bldg, 2nd (Plaza) Level
Dating to the first half of the 16th century, LACMA's two spectacular Persian carpets, both the gift of J. Paul Getty, have only rarely been exhibited, due in part to their size and their sensitivity to light. Now, for the first time, these large and sumptuous carpets will be shown together, affording visitors the opportunity to see two of the world's most renowned Persian carpets and to learn something of their fascinating history before and after they left Iran. This special installation is made possible in part by the Farhang Foundation. On view November 14, 2009 – January 18, 2010 in the Art of the Americas Bldg, 2nd (Plaza) Level. Click here for details.
Imaginary Knots: Multi-Media Performance by Hamid Saeidi Theater Group & Musical Performance by Mamak Khadem Ensemble November 24, 2009 7 p.m. Bing Theater Project Management by SoCiArts Productions
Celebrating the cultural origins of Persian Carpets with Hamid Saeidi and Mamak Khadem. Two of Iran's most creative and cutting edge artists present an evening celebrating their rich Persian heritage and the musical roots they draw upon – a classical tradition as timeless and as beautiful as the Ardabil and Coronation Carpets in LACMA's special installation Tale of Two Persian Carpets: The Ardabil and Coronation Carpets (November 14 – January 18, 2010). Click here for details.
Special thanks to the following for their generous contributions to the above listed events: –Mr. Ephrahim; GUITY INTERNATIONAL –Mr. Helmi; DAMOKA
Ardabil Carpet; a lecture by Dr. Jon Thompson December 5, 2009 2 p.m. Bing Theater
Farhang Foundation, in collaboration with LACMA is excited to bring you this special lecture by renowned carpet expert Dr. Jon Thompson who will speak about the exciting history of the world-famous, Ardabil Carpet and its mate.