Los Angeles, CA - The new design for the Korean American National Museum was unveiled today at an event held at the institution's future site. Attended by state representatives Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Senator Holly Mitchell, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and City Council President Herb Wesson, the public event celebrates $4M in funding awarded to the museum by the State of California to help support the creation of the museum.
The Iranian Revolution ushered in an era of social change that many Iranians, especially women, are still grappling with. When the Iranian people took to the streets to overthrow their monarch in 1979 in favor of a new anti-Western government, many women were among the protesters. A new exhibition at the Freer|Sackler Gallery gives insight into the effects these cultural changes have had on life in Iran, and on women’s in particular.