A series of lectures in two parts (approx. 45 min. per part)
Join the Society for Asian Art as we explore the art of India and the Islamic world. As in past seasons, the Fall 2011 lecture series will feature prominent scholars and curators from across the country and showcase many treasures of the Asian Art Museum. An array of topics will be discussed, including the life and visual representation of the Buddha; Hindu gods and goddesses and the depiction of heavenly bodies; sacred architecture; Hindu epics; the diversity of South Asian religious practice and the rise of Islam across Asia; Mughals, maharajas, and manuscript paintings; and contemporary Indian art. This lecture series coincides with the beginning of a three-year training program for new Asian Art Museum docents.
Middle School (6-8),High School (9-12),College and Beyond
Shamanism is a belief system wherein a person (shaman) acts as an intermediary between humans and spirits. Inspired by Phantoms of Asia, this MATCHA event looks at how the living interact with the spirit world. Our special guest is Dohee Lee, currently an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She will reveal excerpts from her work-in-progress, Mago, which layers installation, music, dance, animation, and ritual with Korean traditional art forms and shamanism.