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Arshile Gorky: Identity, Genocide, and the Making of Modern American Art
ANN ARBOR, MICH., Oct. 25, 2010–
The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) hosted art historian, Assistant Professor Kim Theriault of Dominican University. Theriault’s lecture, by the same title as her 2009 book, Arshile Gorky: Identity, Genocide, and the Making of Modern American Art, drew connections between Gorky’s life as a displaced Armenian Genocide survivor in New York. Not only was Gorky a genocide survivor, but as an American artist born in Turkey of Armenian parents, changing his name from Vostanik Manoog Adoyan to the Russian Arshile Gorky, he embodied the displaced and marginalized.