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POSTPONED ~ A WEDDING OF ARMENIAN TYPES, ARMENIAN CUSTOMS: Revisiting Garabed Nichanian's "Provincial Wedding in Moush" (1890) by Dr. Vazken Khatchig Davidian ~ POSTPONED to Fall 2020

POSTPONED ~ A WEDDING OF ARMENIAN TYPES, ARMENIAN CUSTOMS: Revisiting Garabed Nichanian's "Provincial Wedding in Moush" (1890) by Dr. Vazken Khatchig Davidian ~ POSTPONED to Fall 2020

POSTPONED to Fall 2020 The presentation undertakes a close reading of a major painting- Provincial Wedding in Moush - by the notable but now forgotten, Constantinople artist Garabed "Charles" Nichanian (1861-1950). Unseen since the last exhibition in Chicago in 1893, the image of this monumental work has survived through a single know photographic reproduction and at least two engravings published in contemporary journals. Moreover two extensive reviews complement the photograph with a plethora of descriptive detail based on direct visual observation of the painting in the company of the artist. Crucially, they also reveal much about the work's reception among...

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION IN ARMENIA ~ A Conversation with Prof. Ani Aprahamian, Sunday, January 12, 2020

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION IN ARMENIA ~  A Conversation with Prof. Ani Aprahamian, Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum—Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Professor Ani Aprahamian was appointed Director of A.I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute) in April 2018. She is the first woman and the first diasporan Armenian to hold this important position. Prof. Aprahamian was born in Lebanon, and is a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. Professor Aprahamian has over 200 invited talks at various National and International Conferences and over 200 publications in refereed journals, book chapters, etc. She...

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Rosemary Hartounian Cohen on Voices from the Hidden Genocide 1918 ~ October 6, 2019

Rosemary Hartounian Cohen on Voices from the Hidden Genocide 1918 ~ October 6, 2019

Rosemary Hartounian Cohen, "Voices from the Hidden Genocide of 1918: Stories of the Turkish Massacre of Armenians in Persia–Iran" Sunday, October 6, 2019, at 4:00 pm, Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 The lecture is dedicated to the memory of Janet Samuelian The massacre of Armenians that occurred in northern Persia in 1918 was a continuation of the Armenian Genocide which began in 1915 in the Ottoman Empire.This book contains the words and the stories of the survivors of the massacre.The author’s grandmother, Arousiak, and mother, Liana, were the sole survivors of the massacre that took...

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Sato Moughalian on Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian ~ September 21, 2019

Sato Moughalian on Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian ~ September 21, 2019

Sato Moughalian, "Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art David Ohannessian" Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 4:00 pm, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 91345 Copies of Feast of Ashes will be available for purchase at the event.Feast of Ashes tells the story of David Ohannessian, the renowned ceramicist who in 1919 founded the art of Armenian pottery in Jerusalem, where his work and that of his followers is now celebrated as a local treasure. Ohannessian’s life story is revealed by his granddaughter Sato Moughalian, weaving together family narratives with newly unearthed archival findings. Witnessing her...

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