Tuesday, October 13, 2015

San Francisco Asian Art Museum to end anniversary celebration with Rama Epic

From the "Ramayana" - Rama kills the demon warrior Makaraksha. Courtesy of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, used with permission.
CALIFORNIA---For a museum with treasures that include objects from millennia ago, 50 years don't seem a long time, but in fact San Francisco Asian Art Museum is a major, senior presence among its peers, one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world. The anniversary season ends with "The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe" (Oct. 21-Jan. 15, 2017). The show includes the story of and representations of Rama, the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu and king of Ayodhya, also considered the Supreme Being by some sects. The famous protagonist of the Hindu epic "Ramayana" is one of the popular figures and deities in Hinduism. [link]