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Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance is on view at the Asian Art Museum from February 25-September 11, 2011. It is not only the beauty of the Indonesian island that has attracted visitors but also its performance and ritual arts traditions. Although Bali is widely known as one of the most vibrant centers of both visual and performing arts in the world, there has never been a large-scale, in-depth examination of its artistic traditions in the United States. Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance will bring the art and artists of Bali to San Francisco, introducing museum visitors to Balinese history and religious beliefs, and illuminating how performance and rituals are still integrated into daily life.

The exceptional artworks on view – many borrowed from international collections and never before seen in the US – range from plaited palm leaf images of rice goddesses to wooden statues of terrifying Hindu deities; painted palanquins to gilded thrones; offerings made for family shrines to masks carved for early tourists. Accompanying videos and interactive programs, including dance, music, and puppetry, provide a deeper context to the culture of Bali.

The Asian Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition.

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Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance is on view at the Asian Art Museum from February 25-September 11, 2011. It is not only the beauty of the Indonesian island that has attracted visitors but also its performance and ritual arts traditions. Although Bali is widely known as one of the most vibrant centers of both visual and performing arts in the world, there has never been a large-scale, in-depth examination of its artistic traditions in the United States. Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance will bring the art and artists of Bali to San Francisco, introducing museum visitors to Balinese history and religious beliefs, and illuminating how performance and rituals are still integrated into daily life.

The exceptional artworks on view – many borrowed from international collections and never before seen in the US – range from plaited palm leaf images of rice goddesses to wooden statues of terrifying Hindu deities; painted palanquins to gilded thrones; offerings made for family shrines to masks carved for early tourists. Accompanying videos and interactive programs, including dance, music, and puppetry, provide a deeper context to the culture of Bali.

The Asian Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition.

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    Introduction to Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance

    Introduction to Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance

    On view at the Asian Art Museum from February 25--September 11, 2011. The 131 artworks on view—many borrowed from international collections and never before seen in the U.S.—range from simple, yet deftly woven images of the rice goddess to elaborately carved and gilded chairs. There will be puppetry, gamelan performances, masked dances, and more to provide a museum experience as unique and mesmerizing as Bali itself. The Asian Art Museum is the exclusive venue for this exhibition. www.asianart.org/Bali.htm

    • 10 min
    000 - Introduction to Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance

    000 - Introduction to Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance

    • 1 min
    001 - Rice Sheaf Paddle, 1950s Wood, Fiber

    001 - Rice Sheaf Paddle, 1950s Wood, Fiber

    • 1 min
    002 - Palm Leaf Rice Goddess, Before 1966, Palm Leaf

    002 - Palm Leaf Rice Goddess, Before 1966, Palm Leaf

    • 1 min
    003 - Male and Femal Ancestor Figures, 1400-1600, Bronze

    003 - Male and Femal Ancestor Figures, 1400-1600, Bronze

    • 1 min
    004 - The Widow Rangda, 1800-1900, Paint, Wood

    004 - The Widow Rangda, 1800-1900, Paint, Wood

    • 1 min

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