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The Armenian Library and Museum of America

The Armenian Library and Museum of America

The history of the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) started in 1971 when a group of Armenians began collecting Armenian books and items in an Armenian parish church in Belmont, Massachusetts. In 1985, the decently increased collection was opened to the public for the first time. ALMA moved to its current location in …

A Book About the Extermination of Armenian Catholics

A Book About the Extermination

Recently, a new book was published in Turkey about the deportation and extermination of the Armenian Catholics of Ankara. This was reported by the Istanbul newspaper “Akos.” The book “Events in Ankara” was written in 1921 by Istanbul Armenian from Ankara Simon Arakelian. The book was written in Turkish for the Armenian-speaking user. Subsequently, the …

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenian Typography in Turkey

Armenians were among the first to use the invention of Johannes Gutenberg, a German inventor who introduced printing to Europe. Since 1512, in countries of the world where there were Armenian communities, Armenian printing houses have been established, and books have been printed in Armenian. The Ottoman Empire was also involved in this process. In …

The Armenian Black Church in Iran

The Armenian Black Church in Iran

For centuries, Iran has been renowned for its rich Islamic cultural heritage. But Iran also has one of the oldest Christian churches in the world – the Armenian Black Church, or Kara Kilise in Farsi. The church that is formally named Monastery of Saint Thaddeus is a sacred place for Armenians. Correspondent of the Press …

Armenians Who Have Changed the Art of the United States

Armenians Who Have Changed the Art

1. Arshile Gorky (April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948). Gorky was one of the founders of “abstract surrealism.” He is considered one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. His paintings are exhibited in all the largest galleries of the US, France, the UK, Italy, and Australia. Among the works showcased …

Rosy Armen – French Grace and Armenian Temperament

Rosy Armen – French Grace

Rosy Armen was born in Paris. In the creations of the singer, the French elegance and the solar temperament of her ancestors’ homeland, Armenia, were combined organically. Like all the famous singers of France, Rosy Armen began singing in cafes. This was preceded by classes at the conservatory and then her first tentative steps — …