1915-2015 Tradition-Legacy-Culture

January 23 – April 26, 2015

“The role of art is to make a world which can be inherited.” —William Saroyan

As part of Fresno’s participation in the worldwide commemoration of the one hundred year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Fresno Art Museum will present Tradition, Legacy, Culture, an exhibition that will showcase works by internationally and regionally renowned artists of Armenian descent. The artists to be exhibited include John Altoon, Varujan Boghosian, Ara Dolarian, Charles Garabedian, Arshile Gorky, Khachik Khachatouryan, Ed Marouk, Rueben Nakian, Varaz Samuelian, William Saroyan, and Arminee Shishmanian.  The works will demonstrate the enduring traditions that have remained prevalent in Armenian art over the centuries and the pride these artists have in their culture.