Summer Studio Art Classes at the Armenian Museum of America!

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The Museum is offering two art classes this summer for kids interested in learning to paint and draw among the objects in the galleries – SIGN UP SOON!


Painting and Drawing I, ages 6-10, July 11 – August 1, 2017

Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (4 Classes)


Painting and Drawing II, ages 11-14, July 13 – August 3, 2017

Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (4 Classes)


Tuition $120, Members receive a 25% discount!

All materials will be provided: Gouache paints, brush sets, pallets, charcoal, [...]

A Fascinating Lecture by Taner Akçam

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Akçam being documented at the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown for his presentation

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 the Armenian Museum of America and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research were proud to present The Story Behind “The Smoking Gun”: A Presentation of Never-Before-Seen Documents by Dr. Taner Akçam, the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University. Akçam also serves as the Academic [...]

Armenian Museum Objects Featured Across Boston

Pieces from the Collection of the Armenian Museum have been making their way into numerous exhibitions around Boston over the past few months. It has been so exciting to know these incredible objects from ALMA are being featured in other exhibitions, and being shared and appreciated with even more people in the area.

At the end of last year, we were one of 19 institutions that took part in the Beyond Words exhibition, and this spring we have an object from our Genocide collection on loan at [...]

“Reimagining A Lost Homeland” Opens On A Snowy Weekend

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After two unfortunate reschedulings and a surprisingly snowy weekend, the first exhibition of the year, “Reimagining A Lost Homeland: Ottoman Era Photography from the Dildilian Studio” opened at the Armenian Museum on the afternoon of Sunday, January 8th.

Two daughters of the Dildilian family posing with a portrait featuring their father as a child

The exhibit creator, Dr. Armen Marsoobian, who is a descendant of the Dildilian Brothers, was able to make the trek up from his home in Connecticut to join [...]

Funeral Arrangements for ALMA Chairman Haig Der Manuelian

Full Obituary from the Der Manuelian Family:


“Manuelian, Haig Der of Belmont and Watertown

Passed away December 1, 2016. Beloved husband of Adele Flora (Koundakjian) Manuelian. Devoted father of Mark Manuelian and his wife Deborah, Matthew Manuelian and his wife Anahit Atayan, Michael Manuelian and his husband Gregory Welch, and Martin Manuelian. Also survived by 6 grandchildren: Ara, Ami, Ana, Asa, Haik and Romen; and 3 foster grandchildren: Kolbey, Kinley and Konley. Brother of John Vigen Der Manuelian and Lucy Der [...]

The Passing Of Our Founder And Chairman

Haig Der Manuelian May 23, 1926 || December 1, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our Board Chairman and one of our Founders, Haig Der Manuelian. Haig passed away last evening surrounded by his family.

A Quote From Our President, Michele M. Kolligian:

“Today is a sad day for all of us at the Armenian Museum of America as we mourn the passing of our leader. Haig was a proud Armenian and man of strength [...]

An Intro To ALMA

So for those who may be unaware (I certainly was before I started working here), Armenia is a little country in the Middle East bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Iran and Azerbaijan (all of which have been getting copious news coverage of late). And guess what? The Kardashians are not the only Armenians in America!