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Nowruz Festival of Women Poets 2022

Special Event

Nowruz Festival of Women Poets 2022

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Time: See below for schedule of events.
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Crafting and reciting poetry has been a vital part of everyday life in the Persian-speaking world for well over a millennium. In celebration of Nowruz, a spring equinox festivity marking the traditional Iranian New Year, join us at the Museum for an afternoon of poetry, performance, and connection at the second annual Nowruz Festival of Women Poets.

 

Be inspired by rich and evocative poetic recitations and music in our auditorium and lobby, indulge in traditional Persian sweets and refreshments, and feast your eyes on glorious Iranian art on special curator-led tours of our galleries.

 

Schedule of events

  • 12, 1, 3 pm: Pop-up performances by Behnoosh Behnamnia.

  • 1–2 pm: Check-in

  • 2–3:30 pm: Live and filmed performances in the auditorium

  • 3:30–5:30 pm: Tours and post-performance festivities throughout the Museum


Poetic and musical performances by:

  •  Padideh Ahrarnejad

  •  Golrokh Aminian

  •  Naghmeh Farahmand

  •  Farzana Hosseini (Sahel)

  •  Laila Kordbacheh

  •  Nooshin Pasdar

  •  Amir Rahbar

  •  Sholeh Wolpé

Click here to download artist bios.

 


Curator-led tours

 

Enjoy exclusive Iranian-themed curator tours of our Collections Gallery at 3:30 pm and 4:15 pm, with tours conducted in both English and Persian. Tours will be led by Aga Khan Museum Curator Dr. Michael Chagnon and Assistant Curator Bita Pourvash.

 

Please note that tour capacity is limited and all tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for tours can be redeemed at 1 pm with proof of event registration ticket.

 


 

The Nowruz Festival of Women Poets 2022 is presented in partnership with the University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies.

 

 


 

Proudly supported by

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation

 

 

 

 


Header image:
Siyavush Marries Farangis, folio 104r from the first volume of a two-volume Shahnameh (Book of Kings), Iran, Isfahan, dated 1654 CE/1064 AH. Artist: Mu'in Musavvir (1638 - ca. 1698). AKM274. © The Aga Khan Museum

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