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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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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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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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