Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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

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