Taslimi Foundation is specially committed to the promotion of the arts and culture because we believe these to be essential for the enhancement of the human spirit. As budgets for the arts continue to fall, the Foundation has extended support to local museums and institutions, such as the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. We also have a close relationship with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and have sponsored exhibitions such as James Turrell: A Retrospective among others.
Some of these programs include:
Taslimi Foundation is a member of the Guild and provides direct funding and professional guidance to students, faculty and alumni of the School of Architecture.
We support the MAK Center, a contemporary, experimental, and multi-disciplinary center for art and architecture, headquartered in architect Rudolph M. Schindler’s house and studio in West Hollywood. The Taslimi Construction Company sponsored their MAK Games fundraiser in 2013.
In honor of Dr. Amin Banani, eminent scholar of Persian history and literature, the Taslimi Foundation has supported the creation of a Stanford Festival of Persian Arts and Letters, an event that will bolster the Iranian Studies program by highlighting Iranian culture through arts, letters, theater, cinema, poetry, music, and Persian language publishing.
Mehran Taslimi served on the Board of the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, whose mission is to create innovative dance experiences in non-traditional places and provide learning opportunities in diverse neighborhoods
Shidan Taslimi was a founding member of the Board of the Farhang Foundation, an organization established to promote the study and research of Iranian art and culture. Among other initiatives, the Taslimi family provided support for their initiative to bring the Cyrus Cylinder to the United States for exhibit.