Asian Art Museum, San Francisco CA

The Cyrus Cylinder and its accompanying exhibition will be on display at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, from August 9th through September 22nd 2013.

Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum:

“The San Francisco Bay Area is home to both the signing of the United Nations Charter and the birth of the Free Speech Movement, major pillars supporting human rights and civil liberties. The Asian Art Museum is proud to partner with the British Museum and our US museum partners to bring the Cyrus Cylinder to San Francisco. This important object not only provides a foundation for understanding the ancient world, but also a touchstone for continued efforts to strive for common human freedoms.”

The exhibition will be on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco starting August 9th. The San Francisco display of the exhibition is generously sponsored by Tina and Hamid Moghadam, and Bita Daryabari and Dr. Reza Malek in collaboration with the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans.

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.

On August 10th (7:00pm) the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Loris Tjeknavorian’s “Cyrus the Great Symphonic Suite” at the Nob Hill Masonic Center (tickets). This is the world premiere of the suite which will be conducted by the composer himself and is 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 at the Asian Art Museum

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