In Focus: Lakshmi

Opens 10 September 2019

This exhibition explores the importance and worship of Lakshmi, a beloved goddess, and consort of the god Vishnu, who is part of the complex Hindu belief that originated in India. As images of Lakshmi circulated through other cultures, she began to take on new meanings. Historical and contemporary artworks on display share broader context and transformations of the goddess’s image abroad.

This exhibition is part of Asia Society Museum’s ongoing In Focus series, which invites viewers to take an in-depth look at a single, significant work of art.


Asia Society appreciates the cooperation of RL Fine Arts.

Support for Asia Society Museum is provided by Asia Society Global Council on Asian Arts and Culture, Asia Society Friends of Asian Arts, Arthur Ross Foundation, Sheryl and Charles R. Kaye Endowment for Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Hazen Polsky Foundation, Mary Griggs Burke Fund, Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.

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