Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:30pm7:30pm.
North Building - Level 1
Free admission, reservations required
Call 720-913-0130, or buy online.

The Learned Ganesha of Cambodia

Asian Art Association & Curator's Circle Lecture Series

Dr. Peter Sharrock of London University explores the history of Ganesha, the great, cultivated, elephant-headed Hindu god capable of solving all problems. Long loved by merchants, scholars, and writers, Ganesha was worshipped before all major undertakings as the lord who removes snags and encumbrances.

Literate and blessed with the high intelligence of elephants, he has a rounded paunch and a broken tusk and his vehicle is a cunning rat. In medieval Southeast Asia, he received a fond royal welcome among the Buddhist Cambodian and the Cham peoples who both venerated this benevolent form of Shiva ‘Badhreshvara’ at the vast forest temple complex of Koh Ker and in 12th century Angkor Wat.

Free, but please reserve a seat to attend the reception afterwards either online or by calling 720-913-0130.

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