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The Original Avatars: An Introduction To Vishnu

    THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!

  • WHEN Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 3 p.m.
  • WHERE San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $20

Hindus believe that the god Vishnu has descended to earth on several occasions to save humankind from forces of chaos. Each time he has assumed a new form called an avatar, a body used to fight demons and mingle with people.

Drawing from the 175 works of art shown in the recent exhibition, "Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior," Joan Cummins, Curator of Asian Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, will introduce the diverse and ancient living traditions of celebrating avatars in sculpture, painting, textiles, and ritual objects.

Free CAIS members/$10 for Museum members/$20 non-members/$8 students

Sponsored by the Committee for the Arts of the Indian Subcontinent

The San Diego Museum of Art: 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Google Map
(619) 232-7931

Exterior photo of San Diego Museum of Art

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