GLENDALE — On Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7 pm the Armenian American Museum will host “Preserving the Past, Building the Future: the Role of Museums in a Changing World”. The event will be held at the Brand Library & Art Center and will bring together representatives on behalf of the Hammer Museum, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Armenian American Museum to discuss the unique challenges they face as venues for historical preservation, as well as their role in supporting cultural, social, and political innovative practices.

The Armenian American Museum is a developing project in Glendale, California with the mission of promoting understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience. When completed, it will serve as a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice. All community members are encouraged to attend this special event and share their vision for the new Museum while learning about the work on neighboring museums in the Los Angeles area.

This program is one in a series taking place in conjunction with “Armenia: An Open Wound” an exhibition presented by The City of Glendale and the Library, Arts & Culture Department in partnership with the Armenian American Museum and curated by the Museo Memoria y Tolerancia [Museum of Memory & Tolerance] in Mexico City. The exhibit will be on view at the Brand Library Art Galleries through June 11, 2016 during the library’s regular hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12-8pm, Wednesday 12-6pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am-5pm. Docent-led tours are available every Tuesday, 6:30 PM and Saturday, 10:30 AM on a walk-in basis. All events are free and open to the public.

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