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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. Forest McGill of the Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture at the Asian Art Museum, 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.
Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group, and Curator’s Circle Lecture Series. Supported by the William S. Jackson Endowment Fund.
Image: Hanuman Flies to the Himalayas for Magical Herbs (detail of page from the Mewar Famayana, 1649-1653), by Sahibdin (Indian, active approx. 1625-1660). Opaque watercolors on paper. The British Library, Add. MS 15297(1) f.100r. Courtesy Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.