This museum began its cultural and art activities in 1356 on a land with an area of 2000 square meters and green and beautiful area known as Statue Park with valuable statues of Iranian famous contemporary artists.
Inspired by Iranian traditional architecture and philosophical concepts, the building of the museum is an invaluable and rare example of modern Iranian architecture.
The building is a combination of modern and traditional architectures inspired by wind-catchers of desert areas in Iran. The gallery of the museum holds different art exhibitions and whenever there is an exhibition on, one or two galleries are allocated to present treasures of the great artists in the world.
Stunning and invaluable statues of temporary artists such as Henry Moore, Alberto Giacometti and Parviz Tanavoli have turned the green area to the park of statues.
In the heart of the museum, there is a masterpiece by a Japanese artist named Noriyuki Haraguchi that is made of oil and steel. The permanent Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art includes about 3000 invaluable pieces of work whose owners are old and temporary experts in visual arts of Iran and the world. There are works of famous artists like Renoir, Laurec, Gauguin, Picasso, Max Ernest and Magritte.
A spectacular combination of British and American pop and photorealist artists and interesting abstract works of Jackson Pollock, Kline and Sweezy are in the category of more modern works.
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art also includes works of Bacon, Hockney, Kytaj, Dubuffet and Johnson.
This museum includes the most important and comprehensive works of western art in Asia.