Jun
26
to Aug 23

Summer Art Studio

The Summer Studio Art Classes are back! Have your kids join the Armenian Museum for a journey through Armenian culture and explore the wonder of creating art. The Armenian Museum is offering two sessions of two-week art programs to children of all backgrounds, ages 6-10 and 11-14 years old. We have added new fun and exciting content to our classes, so make sure your kids don’t miss out!

For students 15-18 years old, contact us about creating an independent art study program.

Separate classes will be held for students ages 6-10 and 11-14.
Ages: 6-10 (11am-1pm), 11-14 years old (3pm-5pm)

Session 1 Dates: June 26-July 5, Wednesday and Friday (4 classes total)
Session 2 Dates: Aug 14-23, Wednesday and Friday (4 classes total)

Cost per student: $120. Members (family or higher) $96!
Individual drop-in classes can be purchased for $35. Members $28. 
For individual classes please call Education Coordinator, Garin Habeshian at 617-926-2562, ext. 103.

A 10% discount will be offered for each additional sibling in the same course and/or class.     
Please call Education Coordinator, Garin Habeshian at 617-926-2562, ext. 103 to redeem this offer.

All materials are non-toxic. All materials, aprons, snacks, and water are provided.

*Please alert staff in advance of any food allergies your child may have.

2019 Class Schedule

Session 1: (Read about and sign up for Session 1 below!)

June 26-July 5, Wednesday and Friday: 6-10 years old (11am-1pm), 11-14 years old (3pm-5pm)
Wednesday, June 26
Friday, June 28
Wednesday, July 3
Friday, July 5

Cost: $120; $96 for members

Individual classes may be purchased by calling Education Coordinator, Garin Habeshian at 617.926.2562 ext. 103: $35, $28 for members

All materials will be provided

Session 2: (Read about and sign up for Session 2 below!)

Aug 14-23, Wednesday and Friday: 6-10 years old (11am-1pm), 11-14 years old (3pm-5pm)
Wednesday, August 14
Friday, August 16
Wednesday, August 21
Friday, August 23

Cost: $120; $96 for members

Individual classes may be purchased by calling Education Coordinator, Garin Habeshian at 617.926.2562 ext. 103: $35, $28 for members

All materials will be provided


About the instructors

Garin Habeshian is the Education Coordinator at the Armenian Museum. He received a Master’s in Teaching at Clark University in 2015.

Arevik Tserunyan is the 2019 Artist-in-Residence at the Museum. She received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015 and has shown her work in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as in Boston, MA. Arevik has taught at Yerevan Pedagogical University and the School of Fine Arts for Children in Armenia and was a Teaching Assistant at the SMFA in Boston. Arevik is fluent in Armenian, English, and Russian and brings her unique artistic perspective to these courses to help children explore ideas within the Museum setting.

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Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Zabel in Exile reading

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Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, third floor 
Reception: 6–7 pm / Reading: 7 pm
Email or call to reserve a free seat: info@armenianmuseum.org, 617.926.2562;101

 Join us for a reading of a new play Zabel in Exile, based on the life and writings of early 20th century  Armenian writer and political activist Zabel Yessayan. The play, written by R. N. Sandberg and directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, will feature six actors live in the Museum’s newly renovated Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, third floor. Tickets are free, please email or call to reserve a seat. Generously co-sponsored by The Armenian Museum of America, AIWA, and NAASR, also supported by Project SAVE. 

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Motherland Screening

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Thursday, June 13 at 7 - 9 pm
Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

The Armenian Museum of America, AIWA, New England, and AGBU Young Professionals, Boston present a special screening of the documentary, Motherland, directed by Emily Mkrtichian and Jesse Soursourian. In this eloquently crafted film, women in Artsakh, an independent republic between Azerbaijan and Armenia, courageously work to clear land mines in the wake of a brutal war, combating traditional gender roles and forming close bonds in the process. 

Free admission - reception and Q&A with Director, Jesse Soursourian to follow screening.

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

First Thursdays: Jazz at the Armenian Museum

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Thursday, June 6 from 7:30–9:30 pm

6–7 pm: Gallery hours will be extended until 7 pm for a special viewing of our newest Family Case featuring SSG Berge Avadanian, and for guests to explore the Museum.

7 pm: Reception in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

7:30–9:30 pm: Concert with The Black Sea Salsa Band, directed by Dan Teager featuring John Baboian and other artists

Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

FREE to Membership or FREE to non-members with Museum admission—Join!

Special thanks to the Dadourian Foundation for their generous grant in support of our 2019 music events.

Join us for the first Thursday of every month from April through June for an evening of live jazz, wine, and dancing—Armenian style!

We are thrilled to welcome John Baboian to our newly-renovated contemporary space. John has been teaching guitar at Berklee College of Music for 39 years and brings his amazing talent and fellow musicians to light up this venue.

He will be joined Thursday, June 6, by the Black Sea Salsa Band. Black Sea Salsa is a 15-piece World-Music group made up of 6 horns, 4 vocalists, and 5 rhythm, playing an original blend of Armenian music and Afro-Cuban Jazz. Led by trumpeter Dan Teager, who writes and arranges the band's repertoire, Black Sea Salsa has established itself as one of Boston's premier festival bands.

We encourage you to join us at 6 pm for a viewing of our newest Family Case featuring a uniform belonging to SSG Berge Avadanian. Then join us in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries on the 3rd Floor as we continue the celebration of Berge’s honorable life with the sounds of Black Sea Salsa Band directed by Dan Teager and featuring John Baboian and other artists

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May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Concert at the Armenian Museum

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Sunday, May 19
2–4 pm
Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor
Reception following performance

Free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of the Dadourian Foundation

The Armenian Museum is hosting a concert in honor of the 150th anniversary of the births of Komitas Vardapet and poet Hovhaness Tumanyan.

The performance features Levon Hovsepian, Lilit Karapetian-Shougarian, Knarik Nerkararain, Ruzan Kheranyan, and Ani Arakelians Avakian, alongside the Sargis Karapetyan Quartet, whose members include Sargis Karapetyan, Armen Ghazaryan, Dr. Lilit Muradyan, and Zarina Irkaeva. 

Compositions by Komitas, renowned composer and ethnomusicologist, and poetry by Hovhaness Tumanyan, considered the national poet of Armenia, will be brought to life by these talented performers.

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May
2
7:30 PM19:30

First Thursdays: Jazz at the Armenian Museum

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Thursday, May 2 from 7:30–9:30 pm

6–7 pm: Gallery hours will be extended until 7 pm for guest to explore the Museum.

7 pm: Reception in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

7:30–9:30 pm: The John Baboian Quartet, with special guest Christina Baboian

Also on:
Thursday, June 6 from 7:30–9:30 pm

Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

FREE to Membership or FREE to non-members with Museum admission—Join!

Special thanks to the Dadourian Foundation for their generous grant in support of our 2019 music events.

Join us for the first Thursday of every month from April through June for an evening of live jazz, wine, and dancing—Armenian style!

We are thrilled to welcome John Baboian to our newly-renovated contemporary space. John has been teaching guitar at Berklee College of Music for 39 years and brings his amazing talent and fellow musicians to light up this venue.

The John Baboian Quartet features Baboian on guitar, Daniel Ian Smith on woodwinds, Bruce Gertz on bass, and Larry Finn on drum set. The quartet plays mainstream and contemporary jazz and Latin music, mainly composed by Baboian but with a few choice standards. The members have performed around the world with a variety of great musicians.

They will be joined next Thursday, May 2 by featured vocalist and clarinetist, Christina Baboian for an evening of live jazz, wine, and dancing—Armenian style!

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Onion Skin Easter Egg Dyeing Workshop

Celebrate Easter at the Armenian Museum by joining our Armenian Egg Dyeing Workshop!

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When: Saturday, April 20, 2–5 pm

Where: Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

Cost: $15, Members receive a 20% discount: $12

Taught by Armenian artist Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, this workshop explores the traditional Armenian Easter practice of decorating eggs using onion skin dye techniques. All ages are welcome so just show up ready to share in this beautiful Armenian tradition.

The natural process of boiling onion skins produces a magical red dye, which gives an amazing range of various shades of red and brown. Herbs and flowers are placed on the shell to resist the dye to form enchanting patterns.

DID YOU KNOW….

For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Christ. The red color symbolizes the Blood of Christ while the hard shell of the egg represents the sealed Tomb of Christ. Armenian tradition includes egg fights where finished eggs are cracked against each other. The breaking of the shell is said to represent Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Breaking shells is optional though so you may choose to keep your eggs intact!

Don’t miss out on this fun, educational activity and the chance to have the best Easter eggs at your Easter celebration!

Become a Member to receive discounts on classes, workshops, the museum shop, plus free admission and more!

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Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

First Thursdays: Jazz at the Armenian Museum

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Starting Thursday, April 4 from 8–10 pm

Also on:
Thursday, May 2 from 8–10 pm
Thursday, June 6 from 8–10 pm

Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

FREE to Membership or FREE to non-members with Museum admission—Join!

Special thanks to the Dadourian Foundation for their generous grant in support of our 2019 music events.

Join us for the first Thursday of every month from April through June for an evening of live jazz, wine, and dancing—Armenian style!

We are thrilled to welcome John Baboian to our newly-renovated contemporary space. John has been teaching guitar at Berklee College of Music for 39 years and brings his amazing talent and fellow musicians to light up this venue.

The John Baboian Quartet features Baboian on guitar, Daniel Ian Smith on woodwinds, Keala Kaumeheiwa on bass, and Steve Langone on drum set. The quartet plays mainstream and contemporary jazz and Latin music, mainly composed by Baboian but with a few choice standards. The members have performed around the world with a variety of great musicians.
 
On April 4, The John Baboian Quartet performs with special guest vocalist, Sandi Bedrosian. Sandi Bedrosian has been performing professionally since the age of 20 as a lead vocalist singing Jazz, Swing, Rhythm & Blues, and Classical, as well as Top 40 and Gospel/Liturgical music. She’s been the opening act/lead vocalist for such artists as: Gary Charrone of Van Halen/Extreme, Sheena Easton, Tom Sullivan, Barbara Mandrell, and the Capital Steps.

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Mar
31
to Apr 14

Needlelace Workshop

Needlelace Workshops

at the Armenian Museum!

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…needlework can be seen as giving a woman a kind of ‘voice’: stitches, instead of words, becoming a language through which she might speak.

-Anush Sharambeyan, Needle Arts, Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity

Join us for this unique opportunity to continue the tradition of Armenian needlelace!

Taught by Textile Curator Susan Lind-Sinanian, these three sessions are a unique opportunity to learn intricate regional techniques that were passed down through generations from mother to daughter. All materials are supplied so just show up ready to learn techniques practiced by Armenian women for centuries.

Examples from the Museum’s textile collection will provide inspiration as you find your voice by sewing edgings on linens.

Have Armenian needlelace at home? Bring them in to share your family story!

When: Sundays from March 31st to April 14th, 3pm–5pm.

Where: Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

Cost: $90, Members discount: $60

Become a Member to receive discounts on classes, workshops, the museum shop, plus free admission and more!

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Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Oud Live Among the Objects

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Oud Live Among the Objects

Visit the Museum this Sunday for live music in the galleries! Harry Bedrossian, highly accomplished oudist, will activate the first-floor galleries on Sunday, March 31 from 1–3 pm. Harry will play a mix of classical and contemporary arrangements on the oud, adding an audible layer to the viewer’s experience of the objects on display. We hope you can join us for this immersive experience!

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating Women: Kate Kayaian in Concert

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Friday, March 8
7-9 pm

Join us in celebration of International Women's Day, featuring cellist Kate Kayaian and pianist Yun Lee. Known for her stunning artistry and passion for Armenian music, Kate has hand-selected pieces for the recital including a gorgeous arrangement by Armenian-American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian. 

We are looking forward to this wonderful event, held in the third-floor galleries of the Armenian Museum.

Open and free to the public, thanks to funding from the Dadourian Foundation.

Refreshments and white wine will be provided at the event.

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Feb
20
to Mar 30

Winter Studio Classes

Art Studio Program at the Armenian Museum!

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Beginning this February break, the Armenian Museum is offering a six-week art program for children of all backgrounds ages 7-14 years old. The program’s classes are Drawing and Painting, Collage, and Pottery Decoration. Students will find inspiration among the objects on display in our galleries, and study global influences on Armenian art and culture. Each class will be a fun, interactive journey of discovery!

Drawing and Painting

During the first class, students will explore observational drawing techniques while sketching objects on display in the galleries. The following class will focus on the artwork of Arshile Gorky, which highlights concepts of abstraction and composition to challenge students’ notions of art and representation. Our artists will apply these techniques to their sketches, and leave with beautiful figurative and abstract works of art!

Collage

Students in our collage classes will draw inspiration from renowned 20th-century Armenian artist Sergei Parajanov. Our instructor will lead them on an interactive examination of Parajanov’s collages, where they will learn about Surrealism and avant-garde ideas, lighting a creative spark that guides them in the creation of their own unique compositions. 

Pottery Decoration

In the 18th century, the Armenian ceramic tradition flourished in Kütahya (modern-day Turkey). With global influences and vibrant yellow and red bole colors, Kütahya ceramics are a distinctive and treasured part of Armenian heritage! Students will connect with the unique Kütahya ceramic tradition through examples in our collection, before painting their own original designs on pottery.

About the instructors

Garin Habeshian is the Education Coordinator at the Armenian Museum. He received a Master’s in Teaching at Clark University in 2015.

Arevik Tserunyan is the 2018–2019 Artist-in-Residence at the Museum. She received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015 and has shown her work in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as in Boston, MA. Arevik has taught at Yerevan Pedagogical University and the School of Fine Arts for Children in Armenia and was a Teaching Assistant at the SMFA in Boston. Arevik is fluent in Armenian, English, and Russian and brings her unique artistic perspective to these courses to help children explore ideas within the Museum setting.

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Dec
8
to Dec 22

Children’s Armenian Christmas Workshops

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This year we are welcoming children of all backgrounds ages 6-12 to celebrate the season of giving by making Christmas cards and ornaments using traditional Armenian motifs. These workshops will be held in our newly renovated Adele & Haig Der Manuelian galleries, and each will focus on the spirit of sharing by creating meaningful gifts under the guidance of our Artist-in-Residence, Arevik Tserunyan.

Our four Children’s Armenian Christmas Workshops focus on creating Armenian Christmas cards and Armenian Christmas ornaments to allow children to use their creativity by making hand-made gifts for family and friends. After all, that is the true meaning of Christmas!

Each class is $15.00 and open to 30 students.

Each class runs from 3:30-5:30 pm.

Select a date and sign up using the following links:

Saturday, December 8

Wednesday, December 12

Saturday, December 15

Wednesday, December 19

Saturday, December 22

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Join Us on a Members-Only Trip to The Met!
Oct
19
7:00 AM07:00

Join Us on a Members-Only Trip to The Met!

Tour the exhibition Armenia! with our Academic Advisor, Christina Maranci, PhD, Tufts University, and our President of the Board, Michele Kolligian, and Executive Director, Jennifer Liston Munson.

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On Friday, October 19 the Armenian Museum of America will embark on a bus trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to see their new exhibition Armenia!, which explores the arts and culture of Armenians from the 4th—17th centuries.

Two illuminated manuscripts from the Armenian Museum's collection will be among the incredible objects on display. 

Interior of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue, New York

Interior of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue, New York

Detail of Liturgical Manuscript. Collection of the Armenian Museum of America. Donated by Haig Der Manuelian, 1983.

Detail of Liturgical Manuscript. Collection of the Armenian Museum of America. Donated by Haig Der Manuelian, 1983.

Tickets are for members only. The bus will leave Watertown at 7 am, and tickets include round-trip transportation to The Met on a coach bus with WiFi and restrooms, admission to The Met, an Armenian continental breakfast on the bus, and a guided interpretative tour from Christina Maranci, PhD, Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture. We will leave The Met at 6pm, and an evening snack will be provided on the bus before arriving back in Watertown around 10pm.

Reserve your space on the trip, or join the Museum as a member!

Academic Advisor Christina Maranci, PhD

Christina Maranci, Academic Advisor to the Armenian Museum of America

Christina Maranci, Academic Advisor to the Armenian Museum of America

Christina Maranci is the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian art and architectural history at Tufts University and is also Chair of the Department of the History of Art. She has held visiting positions in Armenian art at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of three books and over eighty articles and essays on medieval Armenian art and architecture; including an introduction to Armenian art (Oxford UP, pub. date September 2018). Her most recently published monograph on the seventh-century architecture of Armenia won both the Sona Aronian Prize for best Armenian studies monograph and also the Karen Gould Prize for Art History from the Medieval Academy of America. Maranci has engaged with the cultural heritage of Armenians for over a decade, working on historically Armenian churches and monasteries in the Ani/Kars region. Her campaign for the Cathedral of Mren, near Ani, resulted in its inclusion on the World Monuments Watch List for 2015-17.

For more information about Armenia! and to see a video preview, please visit The Met's exhibition page.

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Armenian Songs and Classical Music
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Armenian Songs and Classical Music

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Adele and Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

Organized by Maestro Konstantin Petrossian, representative of the Composers Union of Armenia, this concert will feature Anoush Kirakosian on kanon, Lusine Karapetyan and Mari Panosian on piano, and vocals by Kate Norigian, soprano.

Reception following performance

Open and free to the public

Funded by the Dadourian Foundation

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Jul
10
to Aug 23

Summer Studio Art Classes - Painting II

Painting II, ages 11-15

The Museum is offering Painting II art classes this summer for kids interested in learning to paint and draw among the objects in the galleries! 

2018 Class Schedule

Session 1

Tuesday, July 10, 2–4 pm
Thursday, July 12, 2–4 pm
Tuesday, July 17, 2–4 pm
Thursday, July 19, 2–4 pm

Session 2

Tuesday, August 14, 2–4 pm
Thursday, August 16, 2–4 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 2–4 pm
Thursday, August 23, 2–4 pm

Tuition: $120, Members receive a 25% discount!

All materials will be provided: Gouache paints, brush sets, pallets, charcoal, graphite pencils, ink sets, sketchpads, and canvases.

Class size is limited to 12 students in each class.

Students will be introduced to key artistic methods at the heart of the drawing and painting process. Observational skills will be developed through experimentation with a variety of drawing and painting techniques, including gouache, watercolor, charcoal, graphite and colored pencils, and ink.

The Museum collection will be a source of inspiration and learning. Students will be exposed to art objects and artifacts in the galleries as sources of inspiration to create original works of self-expression.

About the instructor
Arevik Tserunyan is the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Museum. She received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015 and has shown her work in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as in Boston, MA. Arevik has taught at Yerevan Pedagogical University and the School of Fine Arts for Children in Armenia and was a Teaching Assistant at the SMFA in Boston. Arevik is fluent in Armenian, English, and Russian and brings her unique artistic perspective to these courses to help children explore ideas within the Museum setting.

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Jul
10
to Aug 23

Summer Studio Art Classes - Painting I

Painting I, ages 6-10

The Museum is offering Painting I art classes this summer for kids interested in learning to paint and draw among the objects in the galleries! 

2018 Class Schedule

Session 1

Tuesday, July 10, 10–12 pm
Thursday, July 12, 10–12 pm
Tuesday, July 17, 10–12 pm
Thursday, July 19, 10–12 pm

Session 2

Tuesday, August 14, 10–12 pm
Thursday, August 16, 10–12 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 10–12 pm
Thursday, August 23, 10–12 pm

Tuition: $120, Members receive a 25% discount!

All materials will be provided: Gouache paints, brush sets, pallets, charcoal, graphite pencils, ink sets, sketchpads, and canvases.

Class size is limited to 12 students in each class.

Students will be introduced to key artistic methods at the heart of the drawing and painting process. Observational skills will be developed through experimentation with a variety of drawing and painting techniques, including gouache, watercolor, charcoal, graphite and colored pencils, and ink.

The Museum collection will be a source of inspiration and learning. Students will be exposed to art objects and artifacts in the galleries as sources of inspiration to create original works of self-expression.

About the instructor
Arevik Tserunyan is the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Museum. She received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015 and has shown her work in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as in Boston, MA. Arevik has taught at Yerevan Pedagogical University and the School of Fine Arts for Children in Armenia and was a Teaching Assistant at the SMFA in Boston. Arevik is fluent in Armenian, English, and Russian and brings her unique artistic perspective to these courses to help children explore ideas within the Museum setting.

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Onion Skin Dye Workshop

Detail from  Altamira,  Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, 2017.

Detail from Altamira, Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, 2017.

Adele and Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

During the closing weekend of Skins, Marsha Nouritza Odabashian will teach an onion skin dye workshop. Express your creativity while learning about a traditional Armenian art form and making a beautiful piece to take home!

Adults, children, and families of all ages are welcome!

$25 for adults
$10 for children under age 12
Members receive an additional 25% off (Use promo code AMAMEMBER at checkout)

All materials will be provided.

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Collage Night at the Museum

Sergei Paradjanov,  The Last Supper , 1988

Sergei Paradjanov, The Last Supper, 1988

Be creative, learn something new, and have fun at the Armenian Museum! Find inspiration among the objects in the Museum galleries, learn about the fascinating work of Parajanov, and create your own masterpieces. Participants will indulge in the meditative process of collaging Armenian images on painted backgrounds while enjoying a festive atmosphere. Beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome—our Artist-in-Residence instructor, Arevik Tserunyan, will provide step-by-step instructions. Let the objects tell their stories through your collages!

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May
27
2:00 PM14:00

Ode To The Fatherland

The Armenian Museum of America

Presents a special concert to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia

Ode To The Fatherland

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Featuring Maestro Konstantin Petrossian on piano and famed soloists Noune Karapetian and Babin Boghosyan

May 27, 2018 | 2 – 4 pm
Adele and Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor
Reception following performance

Open and free to the public
Funded by the Dadourian Foundation

 

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Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

SKINS Work by Marsha Nouritza Odabashian

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DISCOVER THE ARMENIAN MUSEUM!

The Armenian Museum of America
Invites you to the opening of

SKINS

Work by Marsha Nouritza Odabashian

Opening reception and gallery talk:

Tuesday, April 24, 6–8:30 pm

6 pm: Join us in the 1st floor gallery to observe Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day by candle light

7 pm: 3rd floor for the gallery talk

About SKINS

As a child, Marsha Nouritza Odabashian absorbed her grandmother's experience of the Genocide. By applying traditional Armenian onion skin dyes to textured paper, she reveals the hidden bruises and marks that lie within. Her surface drawings trace a more deliberate narrative connecting personal experience to historical record. The finished pieces serve as visual recovery rooted in the creative desire to challenge the darker impulses of human nature and history.

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Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

A Farewell to Arms: Broken Hopes and Total Departure from the Homeland in the Heroic Battle of Aintab

The Armenian Museum of America and the Tekeyan Cultural Association

Invite you to a lecture and book signing by 

DR. ÜMIT KURT

A Farewell to Arms: Broken Hopes and Total Departure from the Homeland in the Heroic Battle of Aintab

When: Thursday, April 12, 7–9 pm
Where: Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd floor.

Lecture and reception open and free to the public

Umit Kurt, Innovate Armenia - Evolving Identities, 2016

Umit Kurt, Innovate Armenia - Evolving Identities, 2016

In this lecture, Dr. Ümit Kurt will explore how the Turkish-French war was narrated based on an original source written in Armenian by Kevork Baboian. Kurt will present his English translation of this important book with the detailed history of the Armenian struggle for survival in Aintab between 1918-1922. Join us to learn more about this unique and significant work based on detailed eyewitness accounts of real people in the city at that time.

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Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Killing Orders: Talat Pasha's Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide

Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and The Armenian Museum of America

Invite you to a lecture and book signing to celebrate a new book by:

Taner Akçam, Ph.D. Killing Orders: Talat Pasha's Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide

Clark University historian Taner Akçam will present exciting new information that further undermines the Turkish government’s denial strategy. He will introduce some new evidence regarding the Killing Orders—that prove the Ottoman government’s central role in planning the elimination of its Armenian population.

Taner Akçam, Professor of history, Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosidan and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide

Taner Akçam, Professor of history, Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosidan and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide

 

Lecture and reception open and free to the public
April 3, 2018 | 6 – 9 pm
Adele and Haig Der Manuelian galleries, 3rd floor

Armenian Museum of America
65 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

For more information:
https://www.armenianmuseum.org/museum-events/

http://www2.clarku.edu/departments/holocaust/events/publiclectures.cfm/

Please rsvp to http://ow.ly/ya8B30j2fB9

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Reclaiming the Forgotten Survivors of Genocide

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Discover the Armenian Museum!

Join us:

The Armenian Bar Association and the Armenian Museum of America

Present a Colloquium on

Reclaiming the Forgotten Survivors of Genocide

Legal Perspectives on the Fate and Future of National Artifacts, Collective Identity, and Cultural Markers

When: Tuesday, March 20 from 7-9 pm
Where: Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd floor. 

An important aspect of the Armenian Genocide is that, along with the mass murder of a nation, the world witnessed an unprecedented effort in the annals of human history to eradicate the very essence of Armenian identity via its rich cultural heritage. This was done through the confiscation of valuable works of art, the destruction of Armenian books, libraries, museums, schools, and religious institutions, as well as the change in Armenian place names throughout Western Armenia. Karnig Kerkonian and Nicholas Koumjian will lead a discussion of this unaccounted-for loss of cultural heritage as a consequence of the Genocide.

Karnig Kerkonian, Esq., International Law Expert

Karnig Kerkonian, Esq., International Law Expert

Karnig Kerkonian holds an A.B. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard University and two law degrees—a J.D. from the University of Chicago and a post-doctoral Diploma in International Law from Cambridge University. Mr. Kerkonian joined Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago working on federal litigation and appeals and, in 2003, began his own practice now in its fifteenth year. He currently leads the international practice group at Kerkonian Dajani LLC, focusing on international transactions, foreign sovereign immunities litigation and commercial sanctions regime matters. 

Nicholas Koumjian, Esq., Prosecutor, International Criminal Courts

Nicholas Koumjian, Esq., Prosecutor, International Criminal Courts

Nicholas Koumjian is the International Co-Prosecutor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. From 2007-2013, Mr. Koumjian was trial counsel and Senior Appeals Counsel for the prosecution of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia for crimes in Sierra Leone. He previously served as the chief prosecutor for the UN-staffed and funded Serious Crimes Unit in East Timor and worked as a trial lawyer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Join Us For Two Presentations Featuring Armenian Art And Culture

Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 pm in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd floor

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Armenia

Dr. Helen C. Evans, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host Armenia, a major exhibition on medieval Armenian art, from September 21, 2018 – January 13, 2019 and will borrow illuminated manuscripts from our collection for the show. Armenians are well aware of being the people originating at the base of Mt. Ararat who would become the first Christian nation. Armenians, and non-Armenians, are often less aware of the diversity of Armenian art and culture developed during their medieval centuries as Armenians spread from their homeland to become powerful on trade routes that would extend across the globe. Dr. Evans will discuss how the exhibition Armenia will demonstrate the Christianization of Armenia, the development of Armenian art in the Middle Ages and its importance to the art of the world. 

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Khatchkar

Hrair Hawk Khatcherian, photographer

Since surviving cancer in 1993, Hawk Khatchererian has devoted himself to photographing the richness of Armenian heritage. The official photographer for the upcoming exhibition Armenia at the MET, Hawk will present his new book, Khatchkar, which features photographs of Armenian khatchkars (carved memorial stele bearing a cross and traditional motifs). Born in Lebanon in 1961, Hawk moved to Canada in 1984. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, books, and publications around the globe. 

Q&A and book signing/reception immediately following the presentation.

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Edwards: Changing gender in an Armenian family

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Watertown, November 2, 2017
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CHRIS EDWARDS (ESKANDARIAN): Changing gender and the powerful role family played in his transition

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7 pm

Q&A and book signing/reception immediately following the presentation.

In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, Boston advertising creative director Chris Edwards, son of Ed & Nancy Eskandarian, discusses life before, during and after his gender transition in heartfelt and hilarious detail. He describes the fear and relief of coming out to his parents and sisters as well as his extended family of Armenians or “Armos” as he likes to call them, and explains the powerful role their support played in his success both at home and at work. His memoir BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some is an Amazon bestseller, Foreword Reviews Indies gold-winner and rated one of the best books of the year by Shelf Awareness.

About Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards made his advertising debut in 1993 as a copywriter at Arnold Worldwide, a high-profile ad agency in Boston. There he used the principles of branding and marketing, along with his ever-present sense of humor, to orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind––at a time when the word “transgender” didn’t exist.

After building an award-winning career spanning nearly twenty years, Chris left his Arnold post as EVP, Group Creative Director to write his memoir, BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some. Since then he’s become a sought-after speaker, keynoting at conferences and inspiring audiences at places like Apple, Google and Harvard with his courageous story and compelling message that we all have the power to control how others define us.

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Nov
7
to Dec 20

Painting and Drawing II

The painting and visual art course will introduce young students to the general history of Armenian art. Students will learn various painting, drawing and mixed-media techniques. We will experiment by working with various types of paper, as well as learning a unique technique of collage and decoupage. Our studio will become an art laboratory where we will investigate one of the oldest civilization’s culture and history as well as find new formulas in painting and drawing. The goal of our “expedition” is to enrich our little “archeologists” with creative and analytical way of thinking.

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Nov
6
to Dec 19

Painting and Drawing I

The painting and visual art course will introduce young students to the general history of Armenian art. Students will learn various painting, drawing and mixed-media techniques. We will experiment by working with various types of paper, as well as learning a unique technique of collage and decoupage. Our studio will become an art laboratory where we will investigate one of the oldest civilization’s culture and history, as well as find new formulas in painting and drawing. The goal of our “expedition” is to enrich our little “archeologists” with creative and analytical way of thinking.

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Jul
13
to Aug 3

Summer Studio Art Classes - Painting II

The Museum is offering Painting II art classes this summer for kids interested in learning to paint and draw among the objects in the galleries.

Painting II, ages 11-14
July 13 - August 3, 2017
Thursdays, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 Classes)

Students will be introduced to key artistic methods at the heart of the drawing and painting process. Observational skills will be developed through experimentation with a variety of drawing and painting techniques, including gouache, watercolor, charcoal, graphite and colored pencils, and ink.

The Museum collection will be a source of inspiration and learning. Students will be exposed to art objects and artifacts in the galleries as sources of inspiration to create original works of self-expression.

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Jul
11
to Aug 1

Summer Studio Art Classes - Painting I

The Museum is offering Painting I art classes this summer for kids interested in learning to paint and draw among the objects in the galleries.

Painting I, ages 6-10
July 11 - August 1, 2017
Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 11:00 am (4 Classes)

Students will be introduced to key artistic methods at the heart of the drawing and painting process. Observational skills will be developed through experimentation with a variety of drawing and painting techniques, including gouache, watercolor, charcoal, graphite and colored pencils, and ink.

The Museum collection will be a source of inspiration and learning. Students will be exposed to art objects and artifacts in the galleries as sources of inspiration to create original works of self-expression.

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