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چنان عاشقم / I'm So in Love by Simin Behbahani - March 2011


"I'm So in Love"

I'm so in love, so in love! that I cannot see myself

I ask this mirror where my Simin has gone

Where have her eyes, revealing and raven-lashed, since gone

Her eyes that read me books by pillowside.

Her lips that tell your lips,

'Take from me whatever you want from me, for I am sweet and…


Added by Farhang Foundation on March 21, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Nowruz with Farhang Foundation at LACMA; a festival of renewal and unity

By: Bita Milanian

Photo: Banafsheh P.Abadi


Updated 3/23/09

Farhang Foundation, together with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), presented a two-day celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, in anticipation of this joyous holiday, beginning on the first day of spring, embodying a wealth of ancient customs and the only one that is not confined to the traditions of only one religious group.…


Added by Farhang Foundation on March 23, 2009 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

WINNER: Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival 2009

Click here to view all of the films.


Title: هفتان - Haftaan "The Sevens"

Name: Ali Attar

Location: Iran


Title: Az Farsh ta Arsh - از فرش تا عرش

Name: Hamideh Razami

Location: Iran

Title:… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on March 19, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Documentary on Iranian artists, Pearls on the Ocean Floor, screens at LACMA

Last Thursday, July 22, Farhang Foundation and The Art of the Middle East Council organized a special screening of Robert Adanto’s much anticipated new documentary, Pearls on the Ocean Floor, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

In conjunction with the museum’s installation, Yek, Do, Se: Three Contemporary Iranian Artists, which features the works of Samira Alikhanzadeh, Yassaman Ameri, and Bahman Jalali,… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on July 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

دوستان فارسی زبان من

I am in the process of starting a pen pal program called دوستان فارسی زبان من. It will be a pilot program with 20 sixth graders in Amherst, MA and 20 sixth grade students in Iran. One of the biggest problem right now is that we have no money. I'm looking for grants or donations, but I can't find anything. I've e-mailed a bunch of Iranian-American cultural societies, but gotten no responses except from the Farhang Foundation, which suggested that I post and ask for help. So, if anyone has any… Continue

Added by Amy Katuska on June 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Let's help save Iranian Studies classes at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

With your help and support, let’s stop the cancellation of Persian classes at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN).

Founded in 1958, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a vibrant, diverse university community, located on 356-acres in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. CSUN, which is among the nation’s largest single-campus… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on June 23, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Farhang Foundation Co-Sponsors ‘Document: Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles’ from June 6th to August 22nd

On Sunday, June 6, 2010, Los Angelenos from all backgrounds were invited to the opening symposium and gallery tour of the new photographic exhibition entitled Document: Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles at the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

Opening day events began with scholarly panels and discussions with the artists, followed by a gallery tour of the actual exhibition… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on June 15, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Meet Farhang: A Night of Poetry & Nostalgia

Photo by: Vafa Khatami

On Saturday, June 5, 2010, high atop Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton’s Stardust Room, Farhang Foundation hosted Meet Farhang: A Night of Poetry & Nostalgia. It was a warm, classy, and friendly evening as guests gathered in an intimate, lounge-like setting to enjoy wine and food, while celebrating the beauty of Persian… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on June 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

UCLA’s ‘Shahnameh’ Conference co-sponsored by Farhang Foundation

On Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26, the sun shone bright on UCLA’s vast and lush campus in Westwood as a group of scholars, experts, and otherwise, all gathered at the Faculty Center’s California Room for one purpose: the Shahnameh, Iran’s national epic, composed in the late 10th and early 11th centuries CE by Abolqasem Ferdowsi.

The two-day conference, which included lectures by scholars from the US, Europe and Iran, was made… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on June 7, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Auctioning Ancient Iranian Artifacts: Implications for US Cultural Policy

Auctioning Ancient Iranian Artifacts: Implications for US Cultural Policy

Touraj Daryaee

Associate Director, Center for Persian Studies at the University of California, Irvine

Posted: December 3, 2009 02:35 PM

A bombing in Jerusalem. A troubled foreign country tried in absentia in U.S. courts. Priceless… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on December 8, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Special Report of the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project 2009

By: A.J. Cave


PFAP ’09 Event

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Four Seasons Hotel

Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto, CA, USA

Friends of Persepolis Fortification Archive Project (PFAP) extend heartfelt thanks to the 100 guests and all who helped make the PFAP ’09 Event not just a wonderfully informative experience, but one which raised both awareness and contributions for this important cause.

Matthew Stolper, Head of Persepolis… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on October 23, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Farhang Foundation Congratulates Shirin Neshat

Farhang Foundation congratulates the internationally renowned artist Shirin Neshat for her latest major achievement and winning the Silver Lion for best director for her directorial debut of Zanan Bedoone Mardan (Women Without Men), at the Sixty-sixth Venice Film Festival.

Farhang Foundation is proud to have had the opportunity and honor to pre-screen this highly acclaimed and praised film, on June 15, 2009 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater, viewed by… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on September 21, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Farhang Foundations sponsors the Iranian-American Writers in Dialogue Seminar

By: Dr. Nahid Pirnazar

Photo: Banafsheh P.Abadi


On Saturday, April 18, 2009, Farhang Foundation sponsored the Iranian-American Writers in Dialogue, a one-day seminar at UCLA, organized by Gustave E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, in conjunction with University of California at Irvine and the Association of Iranian- American Writers.

from left to right:… Continue

Added by Farhang Foundation on April 30, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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