Art University of Isfahan is a public University in Isfahan, Iran. It operated under the name of "Farabi University" before 1978, then it became a campus of the University of Art (based Art University in Tehran). It was separated and became independent in 1999. The university owns some of the greatest houses in Isfahan, mostly of the Safavid period. The university's buildings are spread out over the city, most of which are old historics sites such as Tohid Khaane Building , David House, Martha Peters House, Haratian House, Sookiaas House, Haghighi House, France school and Ayyoubi and Melal House.