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Art and Devotion: Pathways to the Buddha in Myanmar

Curator talk on Buddhist art from Myanmar, in conjunction with Asia Week 2015
Buddha seated in bhumisparsa mudra. Nyaung-yan period, 17th–18th century. Bronze
Buddha seated in bhumisparsa mudra. Nyaung-yan period, 17th–18th century. Bronze, with silver pigment. H. 21 x W. 13 x D. 7 ¾ in. (53.3 x 33 x 19.7 cm). National Museum, Yangon. (Photo: Sean Dungan)

Join Sylvia Fraser-Lu, one of the guest curators for Buddhist Art of Myanmar, for an illustrated talk about the relationship between art and religious practice in Myanmar as captured in this groundbreaking exhibition.

Sylvia Fraser-Lu has an MA in history from Otago University in New Zealand. She has lectured and presented papers on various subjects pertaining to Southeast Asian arts and crafts at major museums and universities in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia. Fraser-Lu has published widely on Southeast Asian art, including books on the crafts of Myanmar, Buddhist monasteries in Myanmar, and Myanmar lacquerware. During the 1980s she served as series adviser for Oxford University Press's Images of Asia, and she is the author of Indonesian Batik: Processes, Patterns and Places, South-East Asian Silverware, and Handwoven Textiles of South-East Asia, among other books. She currently is working on a book on Myanmar textiles.

Click here for more about the exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar, on view through May, 20, 2015.

Free admission. First come, first served.

In conjunction with Asia Week 2015 (March 13 - 21, 2015)

 

Event Details

Sun 15 Mar 2015
10:00am - 11:30am

725 Park Avenue (at East 70th Street), New York, NY

Free admission. First come, first served. Asia Society main entrance will open at 9:30 am.