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A new video gives insights into the Earth Goddess (Vasudhara) featured in Asia Sociey Museum's exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar."

Video: Serene Yet Formidable, a Kneeling Earth Goddess Wrings Out Her Hair

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for the exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," gives the back story behind a "wonderful, solid, dignified, firmly rooted" Earth Goddess (Vasudhara). more
Vishnu; Pagan period, 11th–12th century; Bronze; H. 14 x W. 7 x D. 4 in. (35.6 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm). National Museum, Yangon. (Sean Dungan)

First Reviews for 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar' Hail a 'Sculptural Nirvana'

"It would be wonderful to see shows like this more frequently," says The Guardian, while The New York Times declares flatly, "the show is a find." more
On loan from the Bagan Archeological Museum in Myanmar, "Birth of the Buddha" is a sandstone sculpture that dates from the late twelfth century CE.

Video: A 'Miraculous Conception' Cast in Sandstone Makes Its Way From Myanmar

Guest Curator Donald M. Stadtner shares his insights into a sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's entry into the world. more

Buddhist Art of Myanmar: The Intersection of Faith and Karma (Complete)

Donald M. Stadtner, one of two guest curators of the Asia Society Museum exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," offers an in-depth perspective on the exhibition. more
Richard Armstrong, Melissa Chiu, Tom Finkelpearl, and Peggy Loar at Asia Society New York on January 29, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Multimedia: Arts Leaders See Technology, Greater Inclusiveness as Key Factors in 21st-Century Museums

The heads of the Guggenheim and Hirshhorn Museums and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs discuss museum education, diversity, technology, and the rise of museums in Asia. more

Buddhist Art of Myanmar: Earth Goddess (Vasudhara)

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, guest curator for Asia Society Museum's exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," discusses a wood sculpture of a serene female figure and her role in local Buddhist lore. more

Buddhist Art of Myanmar: Birth of the Buddha

Donald Stadtner, a guest curator of "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," shares insights into a late-12th-century sandstone sculpture depicting the Buddha's semi-divine origin. more

Buddhist Art of Myanmar: 19th-Century Bronze Bell

Asia Society's Adriana Proser explains the significance, for Buddhists, of a 19th-c. bronze bell featured in the exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar." more
Plaque with image of seated Buddha; Pagan period, 11th–13th century; Gilded metal with polychrome; H. 7 x W. 61/4 x D. 1/4 in. (17.8 x 15.9 x 0.6 cm). Bagan Archaeological Museum. (Sean Dungan)

Interview: Bureaucracy, Bumpy Roads No Deterrent to Bringing Myanmar's Art to US

Asia Society Museum's Adriana Proser recounts the long, complex back story behind the upcoming exhibition "Buddhist Art of Myanmar." more

The Changing Landscape of Museums Today (Complete)

On the release of Asia Society's publication "Making a Museum in the 21st Century," Richard Armstrong, Melissa Chiu, Peggy Loar, and Tom Finkelpearl assess key issues facing museums today. more