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Supreme Court hears arguments in claim against Iranian antiquities

Can a collection of Persian antiquities held at a Chicago museum be used to pay damages to the American victims of a terrorist bombing...

Controversial Israeli Billionaire and Art Collector Sammy Ofer Dies at Age...

JERUSALEM (AP).- An Israeli billionaire at the center of a recent scandal involving trade with Iran died Friday in Tel Aviv. He was 89. Shipping magnate and philanthropist Sammy Ofer was listed last year by Forbes as Israel's richest person, and appear...

Controversial Israeli Billionaire and Art Collector Sammy Ofer Dies at Age...

JERUSALEM (AP).- An Israeli billionaire at the center of a recent scandal involving trade with Iran died Friday in Tel Aviv. He was 89. Shipping magnate and philanthropist Sammy Ofer was listed last year by Forbes as Israel's richest person, and appear...

LACMA Presents 32 Images of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by...

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Elizabeth Taylor in Iran: Photographs by Firooz Zahedi, featuring thirty-two images taken in 1976 during Elizabeth Taylor’s first and only visit to Iran. Accompanying her was ...

Metropolitan Museum to Open 15 Renovated Galleries in November

NEW YORK, NY.- The grand reopening of a suite of 15 dramatic New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia will take place at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on November 1. The greatly enlarged, fre...

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s 33-Year-Old Car Gets $1 Million Bid

TEHRAN (AP).- The Iranian president's 33-year-old car has received a $1 million bid from abroad in a charity auction to raise money for a low-income housing project, reported a local newspaper on Sunday. The 1977 white Peugeot sedan was put on auction ...

Detroit Institute of Arts Opens New Gallery Devoted to Ancient Middle...

DETROIT, MI.- The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) will open a new gallery devoted to the arts of the Ancient Middle East on Dec. 22 that will showcase the ancient cultural heritage of what we today call Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Yemen and Armenia. A favorite...

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