Major contemporary art exhibition of 125 works now open at Armenian Museum of America

Major contemporary art exhibition of 125 works now open at Armenian Museum of America
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WATERTOWN, Mass.— and “Discovering Takouhi: Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn” opened at the Armenian Museum of America on June 16 to a large and enthusiastic crowd of art lovers from near and far.  

The celebration of this impressive contemporary exhibition kicked off with a lively members reception before the gallery doors opened to the public. 

Executive director Jason Sohigian welcomed guests and thanked many individuals who played a role in the curation and installation of the exhibition, including Rachel McCullah Wainwright, curator of the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and Gina Grigorian and Natalie Varbedian, curators of the “Discovering Takhoui” exhibition of 28 Armenian artists.  

Museum president Michele Kolligian offered warm remarks about her long friendship with Agajanian Quinn, as well as her fond memories of the late Jack Quinn. She extended her appreciation to Joan’s two daughters, Amanda Quinn Olivar and Jennifer Quinn Gowey, who play an integral role in the Quinn Family Collection. Special thanks were also expressed to the JHM Foundation for their generous support of the exhibition.  

 The of 125 contemporary works by artists including John Altoon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles Garabedian, Frank Gehry and David Hockney runs through November 30 at the Armenian Museum of America. Additional events are planned for later this summer and fall.

The Armenian Museum of America is the largest Armenian museum in the Diaspora. It has grown into a major repository for all forms of Armenian material culture that illustrate the creative endeavors of the Armenian people over the centuries. Today, the Museum’s collections hold more than 25,000 artifacts including 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, 1,000 stamps and maps, 30,000 books, 3,000 textiles and 180 Armenian inscribed rugs, and an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations and various other objects. The collection includes historically significant objects, including five of the Armenian Bibles printed in Amsterdam in 1666.

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