Slide Lecture by Dr. Helen C. Evans
Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
The lecture by Dr. Helen C. Evans—based on the Armenia! exhibit—is an opportunity to learn more about Armenian art and artifacts, including the objects in the Manoogian Museum loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the exhibit.
Dr. Helen C. Evans is the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In addition to being the curator for the Armenia! exhibit, Dr. Evans was previously curator for several other exhibits, including Treasures in Heaven: Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts in 1994 for the Morgan Library and Museum; also, The Glory of Byzantium (843–1261) in 1997; Byzantium: Faith and Power (1267–1557) in 2004; and Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th centuries) in 2012 for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, presented Dr. Evans with the Order of Saint Sahak-Saint Mesrop at the opening of the exhibition Armenia!; and the Prelacy of the Great House of Cilicia presented Dr. Evans with the Mesrop Mashtots and Queen Zabel Award and also with the “Spirit of Armenia” Award for Armenia!
For the occasion, Sylvie Merian, a contributor to the Armenia! catalog, and also one of the editors and contributors to A Legacy of Armenian Treasures: Testimony to a People—Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum, will read a specially written colophon.
The event is free and open to the public but please register below: