Armenian Museum of America

65 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472 - United States




The Armenian Museum presents the largest and most diverse collection of Armenian objects outside of the Republic of Armenia. Our updated galleries include ancient Urartian artifacts, medieval manuscripts, textiles, liturgical objects, and contemporary art. Through an active special exhibition and events program, we provide new experiences for returning visitors as well as those who are new to Armenian culture and history.


Two brand new special exhibitions featuring works by Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the Norton Dodge Collection of Armenian Dissident Art will be on display in our 3rd floor Haig & Adele Der Manuelian Galleries.

Armenia: art, culture, eternity
The Armenian Museum recently unveiled an elegant introductory gallery called "Armenia: art, culture, eternity" that presents major themes and chronology of Armenian culture through significant objects from the collection. Topics such as the ancient origins of the Kingdom of Urartu in the Armenian Highlands, the development and invention of a unique Indo-European language and alphabet, the early adoption of Christianity, Armenian medieval illuminated manuscripts, and interconnected trade routes.
Karsh: Celebrating Humanity
For viewers around the world, Yousuf Karsh defined the photographic portrait in the twentieth century. Specializing in the creation of iconic images of the world’s leading figures—statesmen, writers, actors, artists, musicians, and scientists—Karsh made images that resonated deeply with his audience. Karsh’s rise to international success began in 1941 with a portrait of Winston Churchill, and he became the world’s most sought-after portrayer of famous and powerful people.

The Armenian Genocide
The exhibit is a powerful visual narrative of the events of the Armenian Genocide, and the continuing aftermath and denial by the Turkish government over generations. The visitor will find a chronological narrative of the tragic events leading up to World War 1, the years of Genocide (1915-1923), and the continued denial to the present, with objects used to tell the personal stories and experiences of those who were victims of the Genocide.

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