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Arts of Southeast Asia and the Himalayas: The Sacred and the Secular (iTunes U)

Duration: 
A series of lectures in two parts (approx. 45 min. per part)

Join us as we explore the art of Southeast Asia and the Himalayas. Featuring prominent scholars and curators from across the country, these lectures will showcase many treasures of the Asian Art Museum and illuminate sacred and secular traditions: from the steamy kingdoms in the east and south of India to the mountainous realms to the north. Some lecturers will focus on reigns and regions—including Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. Others will delve into cultural connections and religious traditions, including Hinduism, Theravada and Vajrayana (Esoteric) Buddhism. Common themes throughout the series include sacred space, belief and ritual practice, kingship, and trade. Brought to you by the Society for Asian Art

Press the "View in iTunes U" button above to view the lectures. This lecture series includes:

Southeast Asia: Art, Culture, Connections
Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

Royal Signs: Kingship and Art in Early Southeast Asia
Robert Brown, UCLA

Majesty and Intimacy in the Art of Ancient Cambodia
Hiram Woodward, Walters Art Museum

Reflections on Thai Art: From the Kingdoms of Sukhothai, Lanna, Ayutthaya, and Bangkok
Pattaratorn Chirapravati, CSU Sacramento

Serving the Sacred and the Secular: The Arts of Burma
Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Independent Scholar

The "City" and Its Neighbors: Angkor, Champa, and Siam
Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum

Into the Archipelago: Early Arts of Indonesia
Natasha Reichle, Asian Art Museum

Temple, Mosque, Court and Village: Later Arts of Indonesia
Natasha Reichle, Asian Art Museum

Native and National: Art in the Philippines
Corazon Alvina, Metropolitan Museum of Manila

Lightning Lineages: The Hidden History of Vajrayana Art in Asia
Jeff Durham, Asian Art Museum

Vajra Visions: Decoding the Esoteric Art of the Himalayas
Jeff Durham, Asian Art Museum

Southeast Asian Art, Artifacts, and Material Culture in Global Context 
Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University

Trans-Himalaya: Artistic Exchange Between Tibet and Late Imperial China 
Patricia Berger, UC Berkeley

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