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