Divine Bodies on Display at the Asian Art Museum

Beginning this Friday, the Asian Art Museum will be presenting Divine Bodies, an ambitious exhibition that will be on display through July 29.

This is how the museum describes it:

“Bringing historical paintings and sculptures from mainly Hindu and Buddhist traditions together with contemporary photo-based work, Divine Bodies invites you to ponder the power of transformation, the possibility of transcendence, and the relationship of the body to the cosmos.”

“The exhibition is organized into thematic sections that encourage us to look at objects not only as artworks but also as devotional images and ask, ‘How can we see the human in the divine and the divine in the human?'”

Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful break from the coarse nature of the discourse that besieges us today? It certainly seems worth a look!

Asian Art Museum
www.asianart.org
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco

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