Exhibits

“Scott Sutherland’s Photos of Abe’s Art”, current exhibit
Cambridge Trust Company
353 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA

“Abraham Megerdichian is listed as Machinist, Metal artist, and tinkerer in his display here at 353 Huron Ave. I firmly believe the word unprecedented is missing from this list. The level of passion exuded in the pieces photographed and the individuality is something that I have never seen before. Although this was a hobby for Abraham the legacy he leaves behind with his work will forever be appreciated.”

– Kenneth Tingle, vice President, Office Manager

“Scott Sutherland’s Photos of Abe’s Art”, first exhibit
Fall 2020


“Tiny Things, Some Things Great, Most Things Small”
Through Spring 2020

Wenham Museum
132 Main Street, Wenham, MA
www.wenhammuseum.org







Megerdichian Miniatures
Rachel Farkas, Curator of Collections
Extended Indefinitely

Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA

http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org







“The initial appeal when you first began to share some of your collection was that there are so many connections to items that we have here in the Museum’s collection too – a mix of functional household items as well as unique miniatures, toys, and animals. There are so many parallels to draw from! The fact that your collection is made by hand also connects so well to the STEAM programming here at BCM. The process of making combines technology, artistry, engineering and math to get such exacting scale and precise details. This has been such a fun collaboration to share someone else’s collection with our audience.”

Rachel Farkas, Curator of Collections, Boston Children’s Museum



Abe’s Hydrant”
Fall, 2018 to February, 2019

Boston Fire Museum
344 Congress Street
Boston, MA

https://www.bostonfiremuseum.com/Visit.html

“We have enjoyed having it and it prompted several questions. We appreciate your generosity in lending to the museum.”

Will Warnock, Boston Fire Museum





“The Industrial Folk Art of Abraham Megerdichian”
Dan Eyring, Curator
Through December, 2018 to April – December, 2018

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
154 Moody Street
Waltham, MA

http://www.charlesrivermuseum.org

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The extraordinary small works, real labors of love, of the machinist Abraham Megerdichian were a prominent, popular feature of the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation while on exhibit during most of 2018. Our museum celebrates machinists as essential to America’s historic industrial legacy and success. What made the Megerdichian exhibit particularly wonderful is the playful expression of great talent through his works, mostly miniature, made as gifts that were in sharp contrast to the full-scale industrial artifacts that we have on display that were produced for commercial purposes.”

Robert A. Perry, Executive Director


Industrial Art: From Scrap Metal to Masterpiece”

Nicole B. Casper, CRM, Director of Archives and Historical Collections
Jonathan Green, Assistant Director of Archives and Digital Assets Manager with students of Public History Class 380 who curated and installed the exhibit.
April – December, 2018

David Ames Archives Gallery
Cushing-Martin Hall
Stonehill College
Easton, MA

“The Stonehill College Archives was thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to curate a small portion of Abraham Megerdichian’s life work.  This captivating and unique collection gave our staff and students the opportunity to delve into the collection’s emotive power brought into being by Abraham’s skill and imagination.”

Nicole B. Casper, Director of Archives and Historical Collections

https://www.stonehill.edu


“The Art of Abraham Megerdichian and Photography of Scott Sutherland”
October, 2018

O’Neill Branch
Cambridge Public Library
70 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge, MA

https://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl

“During the month of October, 2018 we hosted a display of Abraham Megerdichian’s work in our display space. Our patrons were very impressed by both the sculptures themselves, as well as Scott Sutherland’s beautiful photographs of the larger pieces. It was definitely one of the most unique collections we have displayed, and we received many compliments!”
Clara Hendricks, Interim Director


“Abraham Megerdichian – Industrial Folk Artist”
May – October, 2018

New Hampshire Telephone Museum
One Depot Street, PO Box 444
Warner NH

http://www.nhtelephonemuseum.org

We were very fortunate to have Mr. Megerdichian’s life-sized, solid copper telephone sculpture on display in our museum …  We incorporated it as a stop on our guided tour and people loved not only the sculpture, but the story behind it.  We are always looking for ways to enrich our museum experience, so when Robert called and told us about his dad’s work we jumped at the chance to include it in our display.”

Laura French, Executive Director


“Abraham Megerdichian – Industrial Folk Artist”
Ayanna Clark – State House Events Coordinator
April 17-20, 2018
Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA

“Abraham Megerdichian’s metal miniatures are works of exquisite craftsmanship and beauty. These remarkable pieces – from violins to sailboats to a potted rose – have an intricacy and precision that leave you shaking your head and a whimsical charm that lifts your spirits. We have been
honored to display Abe’s artwork at the Massachusetts State 
House, brought to life by Scott Sutherland’s stunning photography.”

Jonathan Hecht
State Representative
29th Middlesex District (Watertown/Cambridge)

Above: Robert Megerdichian  Below: Scott Sutherland


“Jewels of the Garden”
Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2017 Flower Show
March 2017

Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street
Attleboro, MA

http://www.attleboroartsmuseum.org

“Abraham Megerdichian tames blocks of steel, aluminum, and copper, and creates representations of everyday objects that are direct in form and full of personality.  His work contains a carefully executed simplicity, functionality and humor – making the collection irresistible. The Attleboro Arts Museum was honored to have the work of Abraham Megerdichian on view during its 2017 Flower Show exhibition.”
Mim Fawcett – Executive Director and Chief Curator


“Art of Abraham Megerdichian”
Mary Olsson – Director
October 2016

Franklin Historical Museum
80 West Central Street
Franklin, MA

www.franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/




“The Industrial Art of Abraham Megerdichian”
September 2016 – January 2017

New Britain Industrial Museum
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT

www.nbindustrial.org

“It was an honor to meet you (Robert) and discuss your father’s wonderful creations, and to have them in our museum.  We felt privileged to be part of sharing these treasures with our audience.”
Randall Judd – Chairman

Abraham Megerdichian used his considerable skills as a machinist to create objects that amaze and delight.
Karen Hudkins – Director



“Abraham Megerdichian, Industrial Folk Artist”

April – December, 2016

Lynn Museum
590 Washington Street
Lynn, MA

www.lynnmuseum.org

“The industrial folk art of Abraham Megerdichian opens a wonderful window into the creative spirit that enlivened what we now know as the ‘Greatest Generation’. Megerdichin’s art is a source of pride for us. We are  delighted that the Megerdichian family has chosen to introduce these artistic gems to new generations of local residents.”
Drew Russo – Director



“Metal Artwork of Brother Abraham Megerdichian”
Joanne Brackett, Director, Community Engagement
March – May 2016

The Overlook RetirementCommunity
 88 Masonic Home Rd
Charlton, MA 01507

www.overlook-mass.org




“Who Collects?”
November 2015 – November 2016

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA

www.mos.org

“The metal artwork on display… represent the simply beautiful such as the swan and owl paperweights, to the amazingly intricate such as the wagon, wheelbarrow, and truck with moving parts.”
Meg Trau – Curatorial Assistant


“Industry & Sentiment: The Gifts of Abraham Megerdichian”
May – June 2015

Museum of Work and Culture
42 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI

www.rihs.org

“Megerdichian’s art and story are a perfect blend of work and culture. The exhibit had to come to Woonsocket…”
Anne D. Conway – Director


“Metal Miniatures!”
January – April 2015

Providence Children’s Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI

www.childrenmuseum.org

“His car is soooo nice!”
Three year old boy commenting on Abraham’s antique car on display


“Metal Miniatures by Abraham Megerdichian”
Preview
December 2014 – January 2015

Museum of Work and Culture
42 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI

www.rihs.org


“Metal Miniatures of Abraham Megerdichian”
July 2014 – 2016

Attleboro Area Industrial Museum
42 Union Street
Attleboro, MA

www.industrialmuseum.org

“It is a pleasure to showcase this work and … Abraham’s gift.”
Carleton Legg – Attleboro Area Industrial Museum



“Miniature World in Metals”
May 1982

Newton Free Library
414 Centre Street
Newton Corner, MA


“Abraham Megerdichian, Artist”
Summer 1979

Robbins Library
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA

“(Mr. Megerdichian), we appreciate your helping us to make Robbins Library an exciting, interesting place for our users.”
Robbins Library Info Dept., 1979


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“Abraham Megerdichian, Artist”
Circa 1979 and April 1975

St. Stephen’s Armenian Church
38 Elton Avenue
Watertown, MA