Current Exhibits

“Family Pictures” By Susan Kricorian

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In this exhibition, Susan Kricorian uses Ottoman Era studio portraits, documentary photographs, and family snapshots, many of them taken in and around the artist’s hometown of Watertown, MA, as the basis for an exploration of post-genocide Armenian culture and identity. The paintings in this body of work engage with family and communal history, as well […]

“Who Today Remembers”: Portraits of Survivors by Mary Hilt

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In 1939, Adolf Hitler asked the infamous question, “Who today remembers the extermination of the Armenians?” Mary Hilt has ensured that the voices, faces, and stories of many who survived the Armenian Genocide will never be forgotten. The piantings in this exhibition reflect the personal stories of actual interviews of survivors taken by Hilt in […]

Metal Memories: Metalwork from the Garabedian Collection

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Exhibition Location: 2nd Floor, Rear Gallery

Garabedian was a passionate collector of Armenian coins and domestic metal ware in Lebanon, and published many academic articles about his collections. The Armenian Museum is fortunate to acquire hundreds of metalworks including plates, tools, cookware, weapons, trays and inkwell, and we are pleased to present this selection from the collection.

Deconstructing Surgery Through Drawings and the Arts

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Exhibition Date: Opening Reception and Talk Saturday November 7, 2015, on view through December 30, 2015

Exhibition Location: Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, the Armenian Museum of America will be hosting the opening of a new exhibition, Deconstructing Surgery Through Drawing and the Arts, from 2-4 p.m. The opening reception will be held in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries at the museum. The event is free and open to the public, […]

Who Are the Armenians

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Exhibition Location: 1st Floor

All nations have a story to tell. The epic story of the Armenian people is a saga of perseverance, cultural triumphs and survival as a people throughout long periods of oppression, destruction and genocide. Armenians have always had a tenacious spirit that carried them through disasters while reaching cultural heights as exemplified by: Armenia’s pre-Christian […]

The Armenian Genocide

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Exhibition Location: 2nd Floor

The exhibit is a stunning visual narrative of the events of the 1915-1923 Genocide, and the continuing aftermath and denial by the Turkish government over generations. The exhibit’s texts and overall design were created by an Armenian Museum committee: Haig Der Manuelian (Chairman), Dr. Barbara Merguerian, Gina Hablanian, Gary Lind-Sinanian, and Arakel Almasian, assisted by […]

Highlights from the Collection

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Exhibition Location: Bedoukian Galleries

“We are small in numbers, but large in heritage.” Armenians are an ancient people, with a rich complex history and culture spanning 3,000 years. In 1971, community leaders founded the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown. Today Watertown is the “Little Armenia” for generations of Armenian-Americans. This gallery’s exhibition displays only a small sampling from […]

Karsh: Celebrating Humanity

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Exhibition Location: Bedoukian Galleries

Permanent collection of portraits by the renowned Armenian-Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh, a gift from his wife, Estrellita Karsh. The most renowned portrait photographer of the 20th century, Yousuf Karsh was chosen by the International Who’s Who as one of the 100 people who have most influenced our era. Fleeing the horrors of the Armenian massacres […]