WATERTOWN, Mass.—The opening reception of two new exhibitions, “The Armenian Genocide: A Silent Testimony” and “Along the Trails of the Armenian Orphans,” will take place on Sat., April 18 at 2 p.m. at the American Museum of America (AMA).
“The Armenian Genocide: A Silent Testimony” is a complex interplay of the extremely horrific events of genocide and the artistic expression of the trauma of those events. The various abstract portrayals in the exhibition explore memory and legacy through the personal experiences and emotional responses of the participating artists, and explore the emotional impact of genocide beyond statistics. It will feature contemporary artworks by 26 different artists. The exhibition will be on view through May 17, in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd floor.
“Along the Trails of the Armenian Orphans” tells the story of the humanitarian mission of
Near East Relief using images from the Near East Foundation collection at the Rockefeller Archive Center, restored by the Naregatsi Art Institute (NAI). This rare collection of photographs illustrates the story of Near East Relief, an American-led humanitarian mission that saved thousands of Armenian orphans following the genocide. The exhibition will be on view through May 17 in the Terjenian-Thomas Gallery, 3rd floor.
Light refreshments will be served and admission is free. The Armenian Museum of America is located at 65 Main St. in Watertown.