Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.
Hamilton Building - Lower Level
Free admission, reservations required
Call 720-913-0130, or buy online.

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Asian Art Association and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series

Demons and monkeys battle. Noblemen and women fall in love, perform valiant deeds, and sometimes betray each other. Both the magical events of the world of superheroes and real human experiences familiar to us all fill the stories of the legendary Indian prince Rama.

This talk by Dr. Forrest McGill of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco focuses on the Rama epic’s four main characters—the divine hero, the stalwart heroine, the powerful monkey ally, and the ten-headed demon king—as they are portrayed in ancient and contemporary sculptures, paintings, and theater arts, including works from the Denver Art Museum.

Doors open at 6 pm.

Admission is free, but please make a reservation to attend the reception following the talk.

For details, email Blittle@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0040.