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Virtual Lecture Series: Seeking the Divine

Online via Zoom

 

Let's reflect on the divinely beautiful as we explore artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s collection.

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What happens when the divine is given a body? Have gods created humans in their own image, or is it the other way around? Artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s renowned collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that are meant to reflect supernatural qualities. This talk explores how ideal beauty is interpreted differently in various Asian cultures and religions, how that beauty can be transformed by altering the forms of the body, how deities maintain their identity despite changes to their form, and how divine beings are represented after their death.

This one-hour virtual lecture by one of our museum community speaker docents is followed by a half-hour Q&A.

10:05 AM | Welcome
10:10 AM | Program
11:00 AM | Q&A

Members at every level are invited to attend this virtual event. Registration is required.

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Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

Accessibility is a part of our mission and vision. Please note that automated closed captioning will be available for this virtual event. Update Zoom on your desktop or mobile application prior to the event to enable this feature.

 

This lecture will be recorded so members can watch again at their leisure.


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