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Lunch & Learn: The Life and Times of the Gladzor Gospels

December 9, 2021 | 12:00PM - 12:30PM

What do an Armenian Baroness, a Mongol Khan, and a book of Gospels have in common? You are invited to join Gassia Armenian on a journey tracing the history of a masterpiece of illumination: the Gladzor Gospels. Armenian will begin at the Monastery of Gladzor in the Syunik Region of Armenia and end at UCLA Library Special Collections. Spanning more than 800 years, this journey will make stops at the Monastery of Geghart in Kotayk Region, at New Julfa in Isfahan, Iran, and at other destinations. 

Gassia Armenian is the curatorial and research associate at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, where she conducts collections research and facilitates curatorial and scholarly endeavors. She also liaises with domestic and international institutions, private collectors and lenders to the Fowler, and manages various aspects of planning and organizing the museum’s exhibitions and publications. Over the past 20 years, Armenian has helped to mount many exhibitions at the Fowler. Prior to that, she served as a consultant/project coordinator for the U.S. Agency for International Development for Junior Achievement of Armenia, developing and implementing civics education training programs and teaching methodologies.

Lunch & Learn
The Fowler’s Lunch & Learn series offers easily digestible explorations of charismatic objects from around the world. Join us to chew on some sustenance and feed your mind and soul during your lunch break.

Image credit: Principal scribe and artists of figurative miniatures unknown, except for T’oros of Taron (Armenia); The Gospel According to Mark [Gladzor Gospels, page 189], 1300-1307; Gladzor Monastery, Vayotc Dzor, Siwnik Province, Armenia; vellum, pigment, gold leaf; UCLA Library Special Collections, Collection 2089, Armenian MS 1 and 170/466; Gift of Dr. Caro O. Minasian, 1968



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