Michael Zakian was the Director of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University. Throughout his life Michael had
a passion for the arts which came through in his work at the Weisman Museum and previous museums he was employed at. This
collection contains research notes, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, photographic slides, and promotional
materials related to Zakian's curatorial work for the Agnes Pelton: A Poet of Nature Exhibition which was on show at the Weisman
Museum in the Spring of 1996.
Michael Zakian was born on April 7, 1957 in New York. He became interested in art at a young age and was inspired by pieces
he saw on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art amongst
other museums. After High School, Zakian enrolled in Columbia University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Art History. He
continued his art education at Rutgers University where he worked as a teaching assistant while attaining his Master's with
a focus on American abstract expressionism and later earning his doctorate in the same study.
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4 Hollinger Boxes, 1 Folder of Nitrate Negatives
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