Highlight from the Mohammad Afkhami Collection of Contemporary Iranian Art will be exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and will be on view from July 1 to September 24, 2017.
The exhibit will feature 23 Iranian-born artists across three generations, revealing the complex histories and identities of Iranians today. These works range across a variety of media, including painting , sculpture, photography, and video.
For more information regarding the exhibit please click below:
Rice Iranian Society cordially invite you to Nowruz celebration party at Rice.
Nowruz is the name of Persian new year which marks the beginning of spring. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 millions people all around the world and has been celebrated for more than 3000 years.
Our Nowruz celebration agenda is:
* Welcoming with a variety of traditional Nowruz snacks and sweets.
* Live music performance
* Persian dance performance
* Dinner with traditional Persian dishes.
* DJ will perform after dinner
Dress Code: Semi Formal
Minimum Age: 15
Tickets are available at: https://signup.rice.edu/Nowruz2017/
Before Monday, March 20: $25.00
After Monday, March 20: $30
*You can reserve a table with 8 seats and receive 10% discount.
Before Monday, March 20: $15.00
After Monday, March 20: $20
*Rice students can receive an extra 20% discount before Monday, March 20.
Please join us in celebrating the Persian New Year (Norouz) Friday, March 3rd 2017 at the Junior League of Houston. This year, we will have entertainment provided by world-renowned comedian K-Von and a silent auction to help raise funds for scholarships.
When: Friday, March 3rd 2017
Where: Junior League of Houston
Address: 1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027
What: 7:00 PM Silent Auction
8:30 PM Dinner and Scholarship Presentation
For ticketing information and to purchase your tickets, please click here.
(Kindly RSVP by February 19, 2017.)
Presenting the 24th edition of the Museum’s longest-running film festival, please join SIAWE for this years Iranian Film Festival. Screening will take place at the MFAH from January 20-24 with additional screening on January 25 at Rice Cinema.
For more details regarding movie selection and showtimes, please click here.
Please join SIAWE in an effort to support and raise funds for Houston Area Women’s Center by taking part in their 28th annual Race Against Violence 5K Run, Walk.
WHEN: Saturday, March 5th
To register for the 5K Run/Walk with SIAWE Team please click here.
Houston Area Women’s Center helps individuals affected domestic and sexual violence in their efforts to move their lives forward. Funds raised for this event will support the Center’s 24-hour hotlines, offering a lifeline to those suffering from abuse or recovering from sexual assault. They also fund individual and group counseling sessions that help survivors move forward with their lives. They ensure that women and children escaping violent homes have a safe place to sleep, and so much more.
23rd Iranian Film Festival
Presented by MFAH Films
Join us for the 23rd edition of the museum’s longest-running film festival
from February 4-6, 2016. The Museum is honored by the presence of actress Fatemeh Motamed Arya. She is scheduled to attend a rare, Tuesday-night screening on February 2nd, accompanied by her husband, actor Ahmad Hamed. Another highlight of this year’s festival is a new documentary about artist Monir Shahroudy Farmfarmaian.
Movies will be screening at the MFAH, Asia Society Texas Center and Rice Cinema.
For more information please click here.
2016 Iranian Film Festival Brochure
TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING
Please help SIAWE make someone’s holiday season special by donating to Houston Area Women’s Center.
The following donations are accepted:
– women’s apparel
– personal hygiene products
– toys and
– non-perishable good items.
SIAWE is a proud sponsor of Art + Cuisine “Food for Thought: A Conversation on Persian Culinary Arts”, presented by Sussan Babaie, PhD. Professor of Arts of Iran and Islam, The Courtlaud Institute, and Award winning Chef and cookbook author, Najmieh Batmanglij.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Brown Auditorium Theater (Law Building, Lower Level)
Brief presentations by Dr. Babaie and Ched Batmanglij, immediately followed by a ‘tasting buffet’ of Persian foods and beverages in the American General Conference Room (Beck Building, Mezzanine Level)
(This presentation receives generous support from His Highness Prince Aga Khan and the Society of Iranian-American Women for Education.)
Presenting the 22nd edition of the Museum’s longest-running film festival, screening will take place at the MFAH from January 23rd to February 1, 2015, with additional films at Rice Cinema February 6 and 7.
For more information please click here.