In the world of Asian art history, the Himalayan nation of Bhutan is comparatively understudied and often misrepresented as a minor offshoot of its better known neighbors, Tibet, Nepal and India. This talk draws upon the research and experiences of Ariana Maki, associate curator of Asian art at the CU Art Museum, while studying Bhutanese art in situ since 2007, and seeks to demonstrate some of its unique stylistic characteristics as well as its uses in rituals and everyday life. In addition, we’ll explore how art objects are used to define and sustain identity in Bhutan at the local and national levels.
Doors open at 11:30 am
Tickets for lecture only: free for Asian Art Association members, $7 for DAM members, $5 for teachers and students, $10 for other. Museum admission not necessary unless touring galleries; DAM members please check in.
Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group.