Divine Bodies | Asian Art Museum Exhibit

Mary Mead
Tue Nov 19, 7:00pm |
Founders Room
Divine Bodies | Asian Art Museum Exhibit
Mary Mead
Tue Nov 19, 7:00pm |
Founders Room

Seeking the Divine explores images of gods and goddesses, buddhas and bodhisattvas, and how they are portrayed by various religions. The talk invites you to ponder the power of transformation, the possibility of transcendence, and our relationships with deities. 

What happens when the divine is given a body?  Have gods created humans in their own image, or is it the other way around?  Artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s renowned collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that are meant to reflect supernatural qualities. 

The presentation explores how ideal beauty is interpreted in different Asian cultures, how that beauty can be transformed by altering the forms of the body, how deities maintain their identity despite changes to their form, and how divine beings are represented after their death.

In Divine Bodies, artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that art meant to reflect supernatural qualities.

Visit the Asian Art Museum website
Add to my Calendar 11/19/2019 07:00 PM 11/19/2019 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Divine Bodies | Asian Art Museum Exhibit

Seeking the Divine explores images of gods and goddesses, buddhas and bodhisattvas, and how they are portrayed by various religions. The talk invites you to ponder the power of transformation, the possibility of transcendence, and our relationships with deities. 

What happens when the divine is given a body?  Have gods created humans in their own image, or is it the other way around?  Artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s renowned collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that are meant to reflect supernatural qualities. 

The presentation explores how ideal beauty is interpreted in different Asian cultures, how that beauty can be transformed by altering the forms of the body, how deities maintain their identity despite changes to their form, and how divine beings are represented after their death.

In Divine Bodies, artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that art meant to reflect supernatural qualities.

Visit the Asian Art Museum website
Founders Room