April 27th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Genocide: A Joint Commemoration
Please join us for a joint commemoration of the Armenian Genocide,the Tibetan Genocide and the Genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Contemporary Art Gallery (3nd Floor) Free and open to the public, with reception to follow the program.
“Anguish” by Krikor Khandjian (1926-2000)
On Sunday April 27th, the Armenian Museum of America will present a joint commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, the Tibetan Genocide and the Genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As it has been our custom in recent years, each April, we commemorate with other victim groups. Armenian-Americans understandably focus each April on commemorating the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Genocide provided a blueprint for all too many Genocides in the 20th century. Sadly, Genocides continue; only the victims change, and we must share and remember their pain as well.
This year’s joint commemoration will feature talks by Tenzin Dorjee, Former Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, Anthony Kasongo, Executive Director of Congolese Genocide Awareness, Inc. and Khatchig Mouradian, Editor of the Armenian Weekly newspaper. Photographic exhibitions on Tibet and Congo, and our Museum’s Traveling Armenian Genocide Exhibit will be on display in the 3rd floor galleries. The Museum’s permanent Armenian Genocide exhibition is on display on the 2nd floor.
February 16th, 2014 - May 25th, 2014
Orphan Rugs: Handworks of Armenian Orphans and Widows (1896-1930)
Opening reception on Sunday, February 16th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Simourian Gallery (2nd Floor)
This exhibition features selections from the Museum's permanent collection chosen by Textile Curator Susan Lind-Sinanian. These rugs, laces and other objects spotlight the plight of Armenian refugees. Dr. H. Martin Deranian, author of President Calvin Coolidge and The Armenian Orphan Rug will present a talk on the production of orphan rugs, the most famous of which is the Coolidge Rug at the White House.
Sunday, January 19, 2014 - Ongoing
Forgotten Heroes: Armenian Legion of World War I
Bilezikian Gallery (2nd floor)
The Armenian Museum presents the opening of an ongoing exhibition on the topic of this unique military unit comprised of gamavors (volunteers). Drawing from the museum's extensive collection of images, documents and books, the exhibition illustrates the story of the 'Forgotten Heroes' through display of important memorabilia.
January 12, -February 28, 2014
Azniv, the American Armenian
Terjenian Thomas Gallery Third Floor
Showcasing the photography of Azniv Nalbandian, these images capture the natural beauty of rural Armenia. Nalbandian writes, "I am truly honored and privileged to share my photos with you all. During my journey through Armenia, I experienced a country deep in culture and beauty. My intention is to leave the viewers with a different impression of Armenia after seeing my photos. Through the lens I was able to capture key moments that, in my mind, made me proud to call myself Armenian."
January 12- February 28, 2014
It's All About Em
Contemporary Art Gallery, Third Floor
The Armenian Museum of America is proud to present the first solo exhibition of paintings by a talented local Watertown Artist, Harout Jorekjian, who has won several prizes in local competitions. The artist's paintings will be on sale. The exhibition is commemorated with a unique catalog, complete with images and original text in Armenian by the artist.