EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Feb 28, 2016 through Mar 19, 2017
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sacred Realm: Blessings & Good Fortune Across Asia
in the Cotsen Gallery, Neutrogena Wing
Museum of International Folk Art
Almost universally, yet through varied means and belief systems, people have found ways to connect with these powers to bring stability to their lives, to divert ill-will and harm, and to attract love, fertility, prosperity, longevity, and safety ... essentially, to harness protection, blessings, and good fortune for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities. This exhibit invites visitors to explore some of the ways in which people seek and secure blessings and good fortune in Asia, a vast and culturally diverse region. Presented are amulets, votive offerings, and ritual objects – objects with other-worldly, divine qualities. These intricate and thoughtfully made works of art are drawn mostly from the museum’s Asian collection and are exhibited together with unique media and engaging interactive gallery components.
"Sacred Realm” reflects wide-ranging practices of belief that, at the same time, depict the common human desire to attain balance and harmony in the physical and spiritual realms of life.
For more information, contact Felicia Katz-Harris at 505-476-1221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ga’u (portable altar or amulet box), tsa tsa (votive offering with sacred image) featuring Avolokiteshevara, wood block printed prayer flags, and carrying case
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