Workshop & Study Day at the Armenian Museum of America

Reliquary, 18th–19th century, Armenian Museum of America, Watertown, MA. Photo: Armenian Museum of America

Date: Apr 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM–12:30 PM Location: Armenian Museum of America Address: 65 Main Street Watertown, MA 02472

The morning will begin with a workshop led by Father Daniel Findikyan (St. Nersess Armenian Seminary). In his workshop, Liturgy and Armenian’s Christian DNA, Father Findikyan will introduce the liturgy of Armenia: its history, development, and key features. The workshop will explore in particular the ways in which Armenian art responds to the needs of the liturgy. Following the workshop, Father Findikyan and Christina Maranci (Tufts University) will lead a handling session with liturgical objects from the Armenian Museum.

Seating is limited. Registration is required. A short group of pre-assigned readings will be circulated at least one week prior to the workshop. Participants are expected to complete the readings before the workshop. Transportation between Harvard Square and Watertown will be provided.

This workshop is part of the Studying East of Byzantium III workshop series. EAST OF BYZANTIUM is a partnership between the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center that explores the cultures of the eastern frontier of the Byzantine empire in the late antique and medieval periods.