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.
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.
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.
Academic Advisor Christina Maranci, PhD
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.