New Glendale exhibit relates the history of the Armenian people

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
New Glendale exhibit relates the history of the Armenian people
A museum exhibit in Glendale details the history and struggles of the Armenian people from the Old World to the New.

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A new exhibit opening in Glendale is designed to offer the public a greater insight into the history of the Armenian people.

"Armenia: An open wound," is presented by the Armenian American Museum and the city of Glendale and is curated by the Museo Memoria Y Tolerancia in Mexico City.

The images span decades, from the New World to the Old and from happiness to despair - including the Armenian Genocide in the early years of the 20th century.

"You will definitely get a great experience here about the Armenian culture, but you will also witness what happened during the Genocide period as well as the aftermath of the Genocide period to see how different countries, different people responded," said Berdj Karapetian, chairman of the Armenian American Museum.

The exhibit includes a re-creation of a desert many Armenians were forced to migrate to and gives a sense of the desolation and the desperation they endured.

A hundred years later many still feel the pain of what happened. And they are hoping everyone can learn from it through the images and words on the walls.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It runs through June 11 at the Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 West Mountain St., Glendale.