Heghnar Z. Watenpaugh, "The Missing Pages"
Moderated by Harout Ekmanian
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:45 pm at St. Leon Armenian Church, Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
The event is free. A reception will follow the discussion and book signing. For more information call 201-791-2862.
The Missing Pages is the biography of the Zeytun Gospels, a manuscript illuminated by the greatest medieval Armenian artist, Toros Roslin, which is at once art, sacred object, and cultural heritage.
Join Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh as she traces the manuscript’s footsteps through seven centuries, from medieval Armenia to the killing fields of 1915, the refugee camps of Aleppo, Ellis Island, Soviet Armenia, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and ultimately to a Los Angeles courtroom when the world’s wealthiest art institution found itself confronted by a century-old genocide and the Armenian Church.
The tale of the Zeytun Gospels mirrors the story of its scattered community. While reconstructing the path of the pages, Dr. Watenpaugh will uncover the rich tapestry of an extraordinary artwork and the people touched by it.
Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis and the award-winning author of The Image of an Ottoman City: Architecture in Aleppo (2004).
Harout Ekmanian is a lawyer who worked with Human Rights Watch in New York and the Civilitas Foundation and CivilNet in Yerevan. He is a graduate from Harvard Law School with a Master of Laws.
Co-sponsored by the AGBU Ararat, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party - Ramgavar Azatakan Kusaktsutyun-NY/NJ, Armenian Network of America-Greater NY, the Knights and Daughters of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge, National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), St. Leon Armenian Church, and the Zohrab Information Center.