Armenian Museum Showcasing Pieces From Its Collection in New Exhibit

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Kevork Mourad, The Age of the Word (2002, Acrylic on canvas). (Courtesy of Armenian Museum of America)

The Armenian Museum of America will be hosting Gandzaran, an exhibit of notable selections from the Watertown-based museum’s collection. An opening reception will be held on March 22.

The following information was provided by the Armenian Museum of America:

Armenian fine art historically focused on illuminations, miniatures, and other pious objects, the most significant of which were secured and hidden in the gandzaran (գանձարան), or treasury, of a monastery.

Drawing from the Museum’s vaults — our own gandzaran — this exhibit (click here) showcases the development of Armenian art in the 20th and 21st centuries, from its origins in religious motifs to the Soviet period and its continuous reinterpretation among contemporary artists around the world. We hope it gives visitors a glimpse of the range and complexity of the Museum’s modern and contemporary art collection.

Opening on Friday, March 22

Member Preview & Reception 6:00 to 8:00 pm
On view in the Adele and Haig Der Manuelian Galleries
Light refreshments will be served


Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 20

Preview and reception exclusively for members of the Armenian Museum of America. A new exhibit of 40 works of art from our collection curated by Ryann Casey. Some of the artists include Minas Avetisyan, Martiros Sarian, Maria Manukyan Batlle, Reuben Nakian, Naomi Pridjian, Jean Jansem, Jean Carzou, Edgar Chahine, Martin Barooshian, and Kevork Mourad.

Don’t forget to renew your membership or join so you don’t miss this special event.  If you’re not sure about the status of your membership, please call Elias Trout at (617) 926-2562 x102.

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