The Cyrus Cylinder, now at the Asian Art Museum San Francisco

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning is now on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. For photos and details, please see The San Francisco Opening.

The exhibition will be open to the public during the museum’s regular hours (details). Access to the exhibition is included in the price of the general admission ticket.

On August 9th, The exhibition will open with a press preview event, followed by a panel discussion “The Cyrus Cylinder: Uses, Misuses, and Contemporary Iran with some of the well known scholars and figures in the field (tickets), moderated by the director of the Asian Art Museum.

During the opening weekend, PAAIA, the local sponsor of the exhibition, held a number of programs including a gala commemorating Cyrus the Great and a retreat with panels on various topics. In particular, On August 10th (7:00pm) the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra performed Loris Tjeknavorian’s “King Cyrus Symphonic Suite” at the Nob Hill Masonic Center (tickets). This was the world premiere of the newly expanded suite which, conducted by the composer himself and presented by PAAIA.

The museum has an array of events, including member-only exhibition tours, during the six-week display of  The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning. For a list of museum events around the Cyrus Cylinder exhibition, please click here.

Cyrus Cylinder exhibition at the Asian Art Museum San Francisco (load images to see the pictures).