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

Executive Director: Ms. Hengameh Fouladvand, Artist, Member of Tavoos Editorial Board
Advisory Panel:

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 and Society.
Fred Haghi, Financial Consultant
Nosrat Khansari, CEO & Chairman, Line & Tone Group.
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.

The Center 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

We 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.