GLENDALE–The Armenian American Museum is pleased to announce there will be weekly guided tour available for the “Armenia: An Open Wound” exhibition currently on view at the Brand Library and Art Center. The exhibition marked its opening ceremony on April 16, 2016 and will be displayed until June 11, 2016. Weekly tours will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM and Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM on a walk-in basis.
Student groups, schools, and community organizations are encouraged to reserve appointments for guided tours in advance to ensure the availability of a tour guide. Armenian language tours are also available by request and must be coordinated by appointment. Please email the Armenian American Museum for all requests [email protected] or call (844) 586-4626
All guided tours are free and open to the public.
The “Armenia: An Open Wound” exhibition explores early Armenian civilization and livelihoods in the Ottoman Empire and prepares views to gain deeper insight on the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Through survivor testimony and modern-day pursuits for justice, the exhibition aims to empower visitors to take responsibility on behalf of all those who have been, and continue to be affected by genocide. In addition to honoring victims and commemorating the Armenian Genocide, this exhibition presents the unique contributions of Armenian Genocide survivors who settled in Mexico during the early 20th century, and the international Armenian diaspora community who have collectively grown to embody the concept of global citizenship.
The City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department partnered with the Armenian American Museum to present “Armenia: An Open Wound,” an exhibition curated by the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia [Museum of Memory and Tolerance] in Mexico City. The exhibit will be on view at the Brand Library & Art Center until June 11, 2016 during the library’s regular hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12-8pm, Wednesday 12-6pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm. Brand Library & Art Center is located at 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, California, 91201.
For more information about the “Armenia: An Open Wound” exhibition and featured programs, please visit www.ArmenianAmericanMuseum.org or contact the Brand Library: (818) 548-2051
Photo: Glendale Unified School District primary students visiting “Blood & Sand” Memorial (Courtesy of Davidian Mariamian Educational Foundation)