Cyrus Cylinder Exhibition at the Getty Villa

Cyrus Cylinder

Cyrus Cylinder Opens at the Getty Villa and is viewed by a record breaking 75,000 visitors.

International Jury Announced

Farhang Foundation announces an esteemed panel of jurors for the competition:

Kamran Diba - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Founder and Architect

Shazad Ghanbari - Farhang Foundation Trustee and Competition Chair

Linda Komaroff - Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head, Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Scott Jay Schaefer - Vice President, International Fine Arts at Sothebys and former Senior Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum

Bennett Simpson - Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Freedom-A Shared Dream Competition Launch

Farhang Foundation launches: FREEDOM - A SHARED DREAM, an International Public Urban Art Competition.

300+ Submissions Received

Over 300 professional artists submit design narratives.

150 Semi Finalists

150 semi finalists are invited to submit final design narrative and sketches.

5 Finalist Are Selected

The top 5 finalist are selected:

Cecil Balmond

Nousha Emami

Brad Goldberg

Majid Haghighi

Owen Morrel

Top 3 Are Announced

The top 3 Finalist are announced:

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Winner Announced

Cecil Balmond is announced as the winner of Freedom - A Shared Dream.

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Planning, Design Development

JAN 2016 - JULY 2016

Planning and design development commences in collaboration with Cecil Balmond and the City of Los Angeles.

Fabrication and Site Preparation

July 2016 - July 2017

Fabrication and Site Preparation.

Installation and Unveiling

July 2017

Final installation and public unveiling on Santa Monica Blvd and Century Park East.