AMA to Host Lecture on ‘An Armenian Village, Khodorchur’

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Museum of America on Sun., May 31, will host a lecture on the exhibition “An Armenian Village, Khodorchur,” by exhibition curator Gina Hablanian. The lecture will expand on some of the themes of the ongoing exhibition.

'An Armenian Village, Khodorchur,' by exhibition curator Gina Hablanian.
‘An Armenian Village, Khodorchur,’ by exhibition curator Gina Hablanian.

During the presentation, guests will travel from magical Vienna to the majestic Pontic Mountains to study village governance and explore the making of heroes and martyrs. We will learn of bakers who built multi-storied stone houses while they traveled between two unstable empires. We will discover historic maps in basement archives and arrive at a 100-year later scene with people who dance to bagpipes among the same alpine paths that Khodorchurtsis walked. We will end to the recurring theme of paradise.

Gina Hablanian has a B.S. from Tufts University and an M.A. from the Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her professional experience spans science research, college instruction, and corporate computer management. She is also an exhibited artist and freelance writer.

The May 31 event will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 3rd floor. Light refreshments will be served. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through June 28 in the Simourian Gallery, mezzanine floor. The Armenian Museum of America is located at 65 Main St. in Watertown.

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