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Curator's Choice Lecture: Hell

In person at the museum.


Join Dr. Jeffrey Durham, Associate Curator of Himalayan Art, for an enlightening exploration of Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds.


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The question of questions: What happens to us after we die? Is there a netherworld into which we depart after our physical form disintegrates? And if so, how might its dangers be successfully navigated? Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds reveals visual answers Asian artists have provided for these eternal human riddles.

Attendance is open to Friend, Patron, Jade Circle, and Nexus members. Please consider joining or upgrading your membership today!


Image: Newly Published Comic Picture of Cats (Shinpan neko no giga) (detail), 1883, by Utagawa Yoshifuji (Japanese, 1828–1887). Meiji period (1868–1912). Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper. Susan L. and C. J. Peters. Photography by Tom Dubrock.

Members are invited to see Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds on Thursday, Aug. 3. The galleries will be open from 1 to 8 p.m.


Questions? Contact us at [email protected] today.

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