Edmond Azadian Presents Book on Manoogian Museum


GLENDALE — Edmond Y. Azadian, advisor to the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Michigan, will present the recently published art album, A Legacy of Armenian Treasures: Testimony to a People — The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum on Wednesday, September 17, at 8 p.m., at Abril Bookstore, 415 E. Broadway.

Admission is free with reception to follow.  Book will be introduced by Mihran Toumajan of Michigan.

The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Michigan holds the largest and most representative gathering of Armenian art and artifacts outside Armenia, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, rugs and carpets, sacred vessels and vestments, textiles and embroidery, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, coins, and objects from the ancient kingdom of Urartu. A Legacy of Armenian Treasures features more than 160 of the museum’s most vital and beautiful pieces, each reproduced in full color and accompanied by a detailed entry. Essays by nine scholars of Armenian art and artifacts shed light not only on the artistic significance of these objects but on their cultural context as well.

Azadian is the executive editor of the book as well as the advisor to the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum; advisor from the diaspora to the Ministry of Culture in Armenia; Republic of Armenia Academy of Sciences, Armenia; director of publications for the Armenian Mirror-Spectator (also Senior Editorial Columnist). He has authored several books, including Portraits and Profiles, Observations and Criticisms [in Armenian] and History on the Move; and he has edited more than 21 books and published more than 1,500 articles, book reviews and essays in daily newspapers and literary magazines.

His latest publication is dedicated to the famous Armenian poet, Vahan Tekeyan.

Presented by Abril Bookstore.