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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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
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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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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