Board of Directors & Staff:
Chairman: Mr. Massoud Mansouri, Senior Designer,
Godiva Chocolatier Worldwide
Dr. Susan Babaie, Historian Of art and architecture
specializing in Persian Art
Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Historians of Islamic Art Association, American Institute
of Iranian Studies
Ms. Manijeh Mir-Emadi, Publisher of Tavoos Bilingual
art magazine and Nashre Honar art publications
Ms. Hengameh Fouladvand, Artist, Member of Tavoos
Dr. Jamsheed Akrami, Film Historian, Columbia University
*Siah Armanjani, Artist
Catherine Carpentieri, Development Consultant
Prof. Hamid Dabashi, Dept. of Middle East & Asian
Languages & Cultures and Center forComparative Literature
Fred Haghi, Financial Consultant
Nosrat Khansari, CEO & Chairman, Line & Tone
Anita Linn, CPA
Behrouz Nournia, RA
Akbar Rafei, Artist
Morteza Sazegar, Artist
Parviz Tanavoli, Sculptor-Researcher, Collector
Dr. Hassan Tehranchian, Translator/Critic
Houra Yavari, Psychologist, Literary Critic
Jane Shahmanesh, Esq.
Dr. James S. Irani, Esq.
for Iranian Modern Arts, Inc. (CIMA) is an organization
that promotes and heightens public awareness about modern
arts. CIMA's goal is to expose Iranian American artists to
the public, and at the same time provide opportunities for
acknowledge the significant variety, thematic range and
distinctive character of Iranian American arts. CIMA urges
educational institutions, public and private corporations,
museums, galleries, art critics and curators to give substantial
exposure to those artists who demonstrate remarkable accomplishments,
originality and artistic contributions.
To adapt to the changing needs of future generations and
to guarantee that modern arts will remain an integral part
of our community, CIMA invites all families to attend our
art events and educational workshops. By setting up youth
shows, concerts and cultural programs we will bring in new
faces at CIMA's openings and increase audiences at our events.
We believe that arts are best channels for developing creativity
and self confidence in our youth.
CIMA views art as an instrument of inclusion and harmony.
Our goals are attainable and we will eagerly pursue them
as we enter the next millennium.