Sanati Museum Of Contemporary Art

Sanati Museum Of Contemporary Art information

Location
Kerman , Iran
Address
Dr Shariati St
Telephone
+98 341 222 1882
Prices
admission US$0.50
Opening hours
9am-12.30pm & 3-5pm Tue-Sun, 5-7pm in summer
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Occupying a former orphanage, this art museum is a pleasant surprise in a town that can otherwise feel a long way from modern cultural pursuits. In a Qajar-era building set around an attractive courtyard, the museum houses paintings, sculptures and stone inlays by famous local artist Sayyed Ali Akbar Sanati (1916–2006), who spent most of his childhood in the orphanage. It also exhibits works by younger Iranian artists and even a bronze hand by Auguste Rodin. Not surprisingly, it’s a good place to meet open-minded young Kermanis.