Vartanantz Exhibit Opens at ALMA

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Sun., Feb. 17, the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) will feature a new exhibit titled, “History, Art, Icon: Vartanantz and the Armenian Nation.” It will showcase Vartanantz as a symbol of Armenian determination, martyrdom, and heroism through paintings, publications, and other media.

Gary Lind-Sinanian will give a lecture titled, “When Life Gives Lemons: The Armenian Victory of Vartanantz,” which explores the process of transforming historic defeats into symbolic victories at Avarayr, Masada, the Alamo, Bunker Hill, and comparable events. Lind-Sinanian is an unabashed Armenophile who has served as ALMA’s chief curator since 1987, and has created many of exhibitions and presentations examining and celebrating the complex history of the Armenian people.

The exhibit opens at 2 p.m. at ALMA, 65 Main St., in Watertown. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. For more information, e-mail or call (617) 926-2562.

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