Celebrating Turkmenistan culture and art at MIT

AKDC hosts the Ambassador from Turkmenistan and the daughter of Turkmen artist Durdy Bayramov


(Left to right, Sharon C. Smith, His Excellency Meret Oravoz, Mrs. Irina Orazov)

On Thursday, 9 November 2017, Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D., Program Head of the Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC), welcomed His Excellency Meret Orazov, Turkmenistan Ambassador to United States, Canada, and Mexico, Mrs. Irina Orazov, and Ms. Keya Bayramova, Founder and Executive Director, Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation, to MIT in honor of AKDC-sponsored exhibition Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960-80s, currently on display in Rotch Library.

His Excellency and Ms. Bayramova presented during a mid-day lecture highlighting Turkmenistan culture and art. The lecture was open to all and attended by MIT Libraries’ staff, faculty, students, and members of the community beyond MIT. The festive day culminated with a private reception in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Orazov and Ms. Keya Bayramov organized by AKDC for all Aga Khan Program affiliates (MIT and Harvard) and their guests.

The exhibition, on view through November 26, 2017, is free and open to the public during normal library hours.