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Casting Ceramic Forms

Casting Ceramic Forms

December 2, 2017

The Weldon Exhibition includes a tiger pillow which is a cast ceramic form and was traditionally used in some Chinese homes to ward off evil and influence your dreams. Use a similar process to create your own contemporary interpretation of

Wood-Carved Figurines

Wood-Carved Figurines

November 30, 2017

Be inspired by traditional Japanese wood carving techniques for creating figurines. Learn about step-by-step processes that were used to create figurative sculptures, and create your own contemporary interpretation using similar wood carving techniques. No prior experience is necessary. All materials

The Weldon Collection of Asian Art

October 5, 2017

The gift of the Asian art collection of Henry H. and June deH Weldon to the BMA is transformative. It contains over 450 major works from China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia spanning thousands of years of history and enriches

Ganesha

Ganesha

July 30, 2017

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Marlene Wallace will lead a discussion on Ganesha from Cambodia’s Khmer empire.

The Harvest

The Harvest

July 23, 2017

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Docent Mary Lynda Crockett will lead a discussion on The Harvest from China’s Qing dynasty.

My Adventures In Southeast Asia and Nepal

My Adventures In Southeast Asia and Nepal

June 1, 2017

Docent and Tour Coordinator Angela May shares her photos and anecdotes from her research in Southeast Asia and Nepal. She explores the differences between the presentation of Asian art in our galleries and the art in its original context.

Parvati, 18th century. Brass, 5 3/8 × 4 × 2 3/8 in. (13.7 × 10.2 × 6 cm). Private Collection, New York. T.2014.413.

Hindu Treasures

April 18, 2017

On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum curators lead visitors on a 30-minute exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Join us in April as Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D. gives us a special behind-the-scenes look