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This best art exhibitions in the UK this January 2021—Epic Iran at the V&A and Francis Bacon at the Royal Academy

Plus Alan Davie's centenary celebrated at Edinburgh's Dovecot Studios

By Emma Crichton-Miller  

Epic Iran, V&A, From 13th February 2021

After years of delicate diplomatic negotiation and a Covid-induced delay, the UK’s first major exhibition on Iranian art and culture in more than ninety years is scheduled to open at the V&A in February.  With loans from the National Museum of Iran, other international lenders and significant private collections, “Epic Iran” will showcase 300 objects created over 5,000 years of Iranian history. Outstanding examples of manuscript illumination, carpet weaving, ceramics and metalwork, complemented by…

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