Armenia! at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


In our third from a series of videos featuring the curators of Armenia! , Dr. C. Griffith Mann considers how this unique exhibition differs from shows in the past that have featured Armenia within the broader context of Byzantine art. With this exhibition, The Met celebrates some of the great achievements of Armenian visual arts and puts a spotlight on the contributions that Armenian artists, thinkers and writers have made to broader world culture.

On view at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the fall and winter of 2018, Armenia!  was the Museum’s first large-scale exhibition dedicated to the artistic and cultural achievements of the Armenian people in the Middle Ages. In a series of videos for AGBU WebTalks, the curators of the show discussed the significance of this unique exhibition and the works represented in it.