Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century
Due to popular again for this event. Many of our participants could not make it the first time so we are doing this AGAIN!
What better way enjoy a hot summer afternoon? Hang out with like minded friends at the Met Museum appreciating ancient Buddhist/Hindu art! Come join us!
"..first international loan exhibition to explore the sculptural art produced in the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia. From the first millennium onward, powerful kingdoms ... embracing much of Indic culture ... Early Hinduism (Brahmanism) and Buddhism arrived early, first witnessed by Sanskrit inscriptions, and shortly thereafter by a proliferation of large-scale religious imagery," Met Museum
There are around 160 sculptures featured from the "lost kingdoms" that were discovered through recent explorations. Lending institutions include: the National Museums of Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar (for the first time!), as well as the Musée Guimet, Paris, and major museums in the United States.
You can read more about it on Met's website: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/lost-kingdoms
We are meeting at the 2nd Fl Gift Shop (Up the main stairs and immediate to the right of the stairs we meet by the info desk and gift shop). Will keep everyone posted if there are any changes to this event. Look forward to seeing all of you AGAIN!