Queens, Warriors, and Lovers: Women in Iran's Book of Kings
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston via payvand

Celebrate the 1,000-year anniversary of the Shahnama (Iran's Book of Kings) with art, storytelling, music, and dance. Laura Weinstein, curator of the exhibition "Romantic Interludes: Women in Firdawsi's Shahnama," discusses artistic traditions in the epic poem; scholar Olga Davidson explores stories about the poem's fascinating female characters; and Mesma Belsare performs a dance choreographed specifically for this event.

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