Arts & Culture articles

Talks At Ararat-Eskijian Museum Highlight Armenian Archaeology

Dr. Pavel Avetisyan, Director of Armenia’s Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Dr. Gregory Areshian of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, presented illustrated lectures on Sunday, December 6, at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum. The event was cosponsored by the Museum, the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Culture Studies, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.

Unprecedented AG Minassian New Year’s Celebration

More than 425 community members and supporters of Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School in Orange County welcomed the New Year on December 31 and helped raise money to ensure the success of its only daily Armenian school. The event was the culmination of the efforts of an energized school board, a dedicated Parent Teacher Organization, an always supportive Armenian Relief Society Sevan Chapter, a Forty Martyrs Board of Trustees that understands the importance of an Armenian school, and an entire community who continuously stands by its school, its students, and its future.

Montebello AYF Keeps Culture Alive With Traditional Cooking Classes

The ‘Vahan Cardashian’ Chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation in Montebello announced on Thursday that it will begin offering its annual hands on traditional Armenian cooking classes starting February 3. The classes will be open to the public and will take place every first Wednesday of the month, for six months. Volunteers from the community will give cooking lessons on their specialty dishes.

MESA Conference Probes Themes in Armenian and Turkish Literature as Tools for Remembrance and Reconciliation

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference, with interesting panels on various topics covering all periods in different disciplines including history, literature, art, media, law, religion, political science, sociology, etc., on all aspects of the Middle East occurred on November 21-24 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Society for Armenian Studies (SAS) annual meeting was also held, as always, in conjunction with the MESA Conference and received a fairly good attendance.