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Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi Visited the Cafesjian Center for the Arts

November 07, 2014
The President of the Pontifical Council for Culture in Vatican Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, and his headed delegation Archbishop Marek Solczynski, Apostolic Nuncio in the South Caucasus, Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi together with the Deputy Minister of Culture of Armenia Mrs. Arev Samuelyan and Italy-based independent curator Vartan Karapetian visited the Cafesjian Center for the Arts (CCA) on October 27, 2014.
Accompanied by CCA’s Acting Executive Director Mr. Vahagn Marabyan, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi and his delegation visited the exhibitions Kochar: Challenging the Time, Libenský Brychtová: Light through Space as well as the famous mural by Grigor Khanjyan. Impressed by the Center and its exhibitions Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said: “After my previous trip to Armenia I recommended everyone to visit Armenia to see its historical values, but now I see that Armenia has also a great legacy of modern art. I should encourage my friends to visit Armenia to see its contemporary culture”.
At the end of the tour, His Eminence Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi wrote about his impressions in CCA’s Visitors book: “An intense visit with great impressions!”

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Gallery One, Museum Store, Khanjyan Gallery, Sasuntsi Davit Gallery and Swarovski Crystal Palace exhibition are always free of charge.

Cafesjian Sculpture Garden: Always open.
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