Thursday, July 7, 2011

To Asia And Back

So I finally got a chance to check out the Bali exhibit currently being held at the Asian Art Museum.

I've been meaning to check it out for awhile now, since I keep hearing everyone talking about it. But because of work and busy weekends, I never got around to it until now. Thank goodness for Thursday extended hours for museums.

I've never been to the Asian Art Museum, so I didn't realize how huge it was. 3 levels of 17,000 art works that span over 6,000 years of history. A lot to see, so not a place to wear your uncomfortable vintage wing tip shoes like I did :(... Achy feet!

Buddhas for days. But coming into the museum, I kind of expected to see 5748237230 Buddha statues, so it was no surprise. I guess you're supposed to start from the top floor and work your way down through the museum? Of course I didn't know this, so I ended up going through the exhibits backwards. No wonder why the ordering of things seemed a little off.

Some modern art, which is always fun too look at.

Anyway, back to the Bali exhibit. Loved it! One part I really liked were the video clips they had of the ceremonial dancing, funeral rituals, etc. Their whole culture and history is fascinating. Also their colorful masks and clothing was interesting as well.

Love the architecture of the inside of the museum. This is what the inside of my future house will look like. Really, it will. Check out Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance going on at the Asian Art Museum until September 11.

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