Ararat-Eskijian Museum and Armenian Rug Society present an illustrated talk by Dr.Ronald Marchese University of Minnesota Duluth. Saturday March 12, 7PM, Lark Turpanjian Hall 543 Arden Ave, Glendale CA 91203. In Splendor and Pageantry Dr. Marchese will represent the first-ever in-depth examination of the Armenian textiles housed in the treasury of the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey. The collection features artifacts dating back some 300 years and includes embroidered liturgical vestments, altar curtains, copes and miters gathered from the churches that served the Armenian community. Select samples and traditional Armenian hand woven textiles and embroideries will be on exhibit.