A major exhibition of contemporary art with 125 works is now open at the Armenian Museum of America

Art lovers enjoy the Discovering Takouhi exhibition of 30 portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn by Armenian artists (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

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.

Museum Director General Jason Sohigian welcomes everyone to the opening of the exhibition (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

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.

Pictured at the opening reception are Museum Executive Committee members Sandra Missakian, Joan Agajanian Quinn and Board Chair Michele Kolligian (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

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.

Berj Chekijian, Director of Finance and Real Estate Operations, and Joan Agajanian Quinn (Photo: Kenneth Martin)

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The Armenian Museum of America is the largest Armenian museum in the Diaspora. It has become a major repository for all forms of Armenian material culture that exemplify the creative endeavors of the Armenian people over the centuries. Today, the museum’s collections contain more than 25,000 artifacts, including 5,000 ancient and medieval Armenian coins, 1,000 stamps and maps, 30,000 books, 3,000 textiles and 180 Armenian inscribed carpets, as well as an extensive collection of Urartian and religious artifacts, ceramics, medieval illuminations and various other objects. The collection includes items of historical significance, including five of the Armenian Bibles printed in Amsterdam in 1666.

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