Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance is the Big Show of the Year at our Asian Art Museum. It will run from February 25th to September 11th, 2011.
And here’s the Matcha schedule for 2011:
THURSDAYS – 2011: February 24, April 21, May 12, June 30, August 18 5-9 pm | $10 Admission
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“Bali has long held a special place in the Western imagination, not only for its reputation as a tropical paradise, but for its artistic culture. Here, art, performance, and ritual are a part of the everyday.
While Bali is widely appreciated as a vibrant center of visual and performing arts, there has never been an in-depth exploration of its artistic traditions in the United States until now. Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance brings the art and artists of this special Indonesian island to San Francisco so that you can experience firsthand its culture, beliefs, and practices. See not only artworks but explore the context in which they were made and used, as the museum comes alive with the kinds of music and performance that fill Balinese ritual life.
The 131 artworks on view—many borrowed from international collections and never before seen in the U.S.—range from simple, yet deftly woven images of the rice goddess to elaborately carved and gilded chairs. There will be puppetry, gamelan performances, masked dances, and more to provide a museum experience as unique and mesmerizing as Bali itself. The Asian Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition.
Read more about the exhibition.
See you there!
And you can read some stuff about debt, if you want, after the jump