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Encounters with Art: CCA Exhibitions 2009-2018: Interactive Overview

April 11, 2019
Warm memories of the past were revived in the Cafesjian Center for the Arts (CCA) on April 11, 2019. The Center opened the retrospective documentary exhibition, CCA Exhibitions 2009-2018: Interactive Overview, enabling the visitors to spin the time wheel through advanced technologies, and tour back to the past.  

After the opening of this exhibition dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Center, an Encounters with Art program lecture was delivered at the Special Events Auditorium. Looking back at an entire decade of the Center’s activities, Vahagn Marabyan,  the Acting Executive Director of the Center, recalled the noteworthy moments of the exhibitions, shared interesting details from the interaction with the artists, and thanked them for the fruitful cooperation with the Center.

Among the distinguished guests of the event were the RA Acting Minister of Culture Nazeni Gharibyan and many renowned artists, whom the audience welcomed with a big round of applause. The visitors were given the chance to have a candid conversation with the artists and CCA staff after the lecture.

During its 10-year operations, the Cafesjian Center for the Arts has realized about 60 exhibitions with the following statistics:

From The Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection – 20
Armenian Artists – 18
Inter-Museum Cooperation – 6
Joint Projects – 5
Yerevan Collectors’ Choice – 3
Educational Program Results – 3
Documentary - 3

Following its mission to bring the best of contemporary art to Armenia and present the best of Armenian culture to the world, the Cafesjian Center for the Arts has not only exhibited selections from the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection, but also realized exhibitions of Armenian artists, initiated the Inter-Museum Cooperation program, making the collections of other museums more visible, as well as provided a platform for organizing joint projects and exhibiting private collections.
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