A major exhibition of contemporary art with 125 works is now open at the Armenian Museum of America
WATERTOWN, Mass.—“On the Edge: 1970s-1990s Los Angeles Art from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection” and “Discovering Takouhi: Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn” opened at the Armenian Museum of America on June 16 to a large and enthusiastic crowd of art lovers from here and abroad.
The celebration of this impressive contemporary exhibition began with a lively members’ reception before the gallery doors opened to the public.
Executive Director Jason Sohigian welcomed guests and thanked the many people who played a role in curating and installing the exhibition, including Rachel McCullah Wainwright, Curator of the Bakersfield Museum of Art, and Gina Grigorian and Natalie Varbedian, curators of the “Discovering Takhoui” exhibition. exhibition of 28 Armenian artists.
Museum president Michele Kolligian had warm remarks about her long friendship with Agajanian Quinn, as well as her fond memories of the late Jack Quinn. She expressed her gratitude to Joan’s two daughters, Amanda Quinn Olivar and Jennifer Quinn Gowey, who play a vital role in the Quinn family collection. Special thanks also go to the JHM Foundation for their generous support of the exhibition.
The exposure of 125 contemporary works by artists such as John Altoon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles Garabedian, Frank Gehry and David Hockney runs through November 30 at the Armenian Museum of America. More events are planned for later this summer and fall.