April 22, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University

Book talk with Sato Moughalian, author of Feast of Ashes – The Life and Art of David Ohannessian.

Ms. Moughalian will detail the lineage of her grandfather David Ohannessian’s ceramic tradition and document the critical roles his deportation and his own agency played in its transfer—aspects of the story obscured in the art historical narrative. She will speak about the process of coming to terms with her family’s past, the ways in which that served as an impetus to excavate and reconstruct her grandfather’s history through archival research, and the importance of preserving the stories of peoples displaced through migration.