Romanian Cultural Festival
ARCS invites you to a unique event, dedicated to Romania's centennial anniversary, celebrating the Great Union of 1918, when the province of Transylvania joined Bessarabia and Bukovina to form the Romanian Kingdom. Romanians from Washington and Oregon States will commemorate key historical events that reshaped Romanian identity, focusing on Queen Marie’s contribution to the outcome of World War I and the ensuing period of unequalled cultural effervescence in the region. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore Romanian identity through space and time, connecting two historical periods: the present and The Interbellum (inter-war) years, associated with the birth of the modern state of Romania.
Visitors will enjoy an all day feast of events, such as the exhibition Romanian Identity, Royalty and Architecture and two book launches: the bilingual English/Romanian photo album, "The Queen and the Front" (2018) coordinated by Beatrice Todireanu and Anca Mizumschi's essay collection "My Suspended Land" (2018). Folk dance and music performances by local groups and the Romanian Folkloric Ensemble Datina from Seattle, with sample traditional Romanian fare and hands-on art for children will be offered as well.
More details: https://www.maryhillmuseum.org
Sponsors and Partners:
Maryhill Museum of Art
American Romanian Cultural Society
The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
The Romanian Folkloric Ensemble Datina from Seattle
The Northwest Romanian Community
The Romanian American Society
Cultural Romania Association