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Get an Advance Peek at the Met Museum’s “Armenia!” Exhibit

May 22, 2018

The much anticipated “Armenia!” exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is still months away. But visitors to the Eastern Diocese’s Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center will receive a sneak peak of its wonders, courtesy of the exhibit curator, on Thursday, May 31.

That night, the distinguished scholar Dr. Helen C. Evans will deliver an illustrated presentation giving details of the exhibit, and offering some behind-the-scenes background on how it came to be.

As curated by Dr. Evans (the museum’s Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art), Armenia! will cover Armenian art from the 4th to 17th centuries, with special emphasis on Armenia’s significance to the world during the Middle Ages. It will open on September 21, 2018—the 27th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia’s independence—and will run through January 13, 2019.

It will feature some 140 Armenian works of art from around the globe—among them an item from the Zohrab Center’s own collection: an edition of the oldest printed Armenian bible.

Dr. Evans talk will take place on Thursday, May 31, at 7 p.m., in Guild Hall of the Diocesan Center (630 Second Avenue, at 35th Street, New York City).

New Diocesan Primate the Very Reverend Fr. Daniel Findikyan will preside over the occasion and host the evening.

The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow. For information contact the Zohrab Center at zohrabcenter@armeniandiocese.org or (212) 686-0710. Click here to view a flyer.

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