Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fresh Takes on an Ageless Tale: "The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe"

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Hanuman, Angada, and Jambavan climb Mount Mahendra, approx. 1720, by western Pahari region, Himachal Pradesh state. India. Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. Museum Rietberg Zurich, RVI 847. Photograph © Rainer Wolfsberger, EX2016.1.230_01.
CALIFORNIA---This month, the Asian Art Museum presents "The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe," an exhibition of ancient and contemporary artwork and multimedia depicting sacred stories as old as the Bible, longer than the Odyssey, and a source of creative inspiration from India to Indonesia. On view Oct. 21, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017, The Rama Epic — organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco — is unprecedented in scale and scope, with 135 sculptures and paintings, masks, puppets, and examples of temple architecture.


Asian Art Museum: "The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe" (Oct. 21, 2016 — Jan. 15, 2017); 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA; (415)581-3500; asianart.org