Enjoy an audio tour of "Divine Bodies" on view at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from March 9, 2018 through July 29, 2018.
How can we see the human in the divine and the divine in the human? Images of gods and goddesses, buddha and bodhisattvas, humans and their environment, invite us to ponder the power of transformation, the possibility of transcendence, and the relationship of the body to the cosmos. This tour includes 16 artworks, three by contemporary artists, exploring how ideal beauty is interpreted in different Asian cultures, how that beauty can be transformed by altering the forms of the body, how deities maintain their identity despite changes to their form, and how divine beings are represented after their death.
Enhance your exhibition experience by using the app to:
• Access exclusive audio content and free your eyes to look closely at artists' efforts to make visible the intangible
• Gain insight from three Asian Art Museum curators, Qamar Adamjee, Malavalli Family Foundation Associate Curator of Art of the Indian Subcontinent, Jeffrey Durham Assistant Curator of Himalayan Art, and Karin Oen, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art
• Locate an object by inputting the stop number, searching by keyword or browsing the full list
• Live Tweet your museum experience or share the highlights on social media
About the Museum
The Asian Art Museum is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history. Through rich art experiences, centered on historic and contemporary artworks, the Asian Art Museum unlocks the past for visitors, bringing art to life and serving as a catalyst for new art, new creativity and new thinking. www.asianart.org