As part of its 25th anniversary, the Manoogian Museum hosted a gala event surrounding the opening of "Celebrating and Preserving Our Cultures," an exhibit featuring Jewish and Armenian artifacts from the James & Ana Melikian Collection of Scottsdale, Arizona. The event was held on October 26, 2017. The exhibit will be on display through January 15, 2018.
The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Michigan holds the largest and most representative gathering of Armenian art and artifacts outside Armenia, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, rugs and carpets, sacred vessels and vestments, textiles and embroidery, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, coins, and objects from the ancient kingdom of Urartu. A Legacy of Armenian Treasures features more than 160 of the museum's most vital and beautiful pieces, each reproduced in full color and accompanied by a detailed entry. Essays by nine scholars of Armenian art and artifacts shed light not only on the artistic significance of these objects but on their cultural context as well.