The Armenians of the Crimea and Romania as seen through their art by Dr. Levon Chookaszian, UNESCO Professor of Armenian Art History, Yerevan State University Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 4 p.m. Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Sheen Chapel 15105 Mission Hills Road Mission Hills Ca 91345 Admission free (Donations appreciated) Reception following the program For more information, contact the Ararat- Eskijian Museum at 818- 838-4862 or email at ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net. The study of the artistic legacy of the Armenians in medieval Crimea and Romania allows for the reconstruction and imagining, to a certain degree, of a broader picture, a kind of mosaic of the culture of immigrants from Armenia. The Armenian churches, monasteries, and illustrated manuscripts are the main art works testifying to the presence of Armenians in medieval Crimea and Romania and their cultural activity there. Prof. Levon Chookaszian will explore this rich, but for many, little known cultural heritage. Prof. Levon Chookaszian is the UNESCO Professor of Armenian Art History at Yerevan State University and one of the leading authorities in the world on Armenian art. He is the author of two monographs: one on the art of 13th century Armenian miniaturist Grigor (Grigor Tsaghkogh, 1986), and the other on the art of the painter Arshag Fetvadjian (Arshag Fetvadjian, 2011). He has published four hundred articles and reviews for scholarly journals and newspapers on Armenian art. Chookaszian has taught at Yerevan State University since 1978 and is one of the founders of the department of art history. In 1996 he established the UNESCO Chair of Armenian Art History. Since 1992 he has delivered around two hundred lectures at universities, libraries, and museums across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Lebanon, Greece, Germany, France, Hungary, and Romania.