Chances are, if you played a game of word association with “Iran,” you’d get back responses like hostage, theocracy, ayatollah, Persia, terrorism and nuclear proliferation. Come September 6th, in the galleries of the Asia Society in New York, a different image of the country will be unveiled in Iran Modern, the first major international loan exhibition of art made there from the 1950s through the 1970s.

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