The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event End Date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035

Please join the Asian Art Museum and the India Community Center for an exclusive preview of the Asian Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition, The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe.


 The “Ramayana,” the ancient classic revered for generations and still beloved today from India to Indonesia, unfolds in The Rama Epic, which will be on view at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco from Oct. 21, 2016 through Jan. 15, 2017. The exhibition will feature world-renowned paintings, sculptures, puppets, masks and more from museums in Europe and the United States. These artworks explore the enduring values and timeless appeal of the legendary King Rama, his wife Sita, their faithful monkey lieutenant Hanuman and the 10-headed demon king Ravana.

The Asian Art Museum’s Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Dr. Forrest McGill, will present an overview of the exhibition, and the Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose and an Asian Art Museum storyteller will interpret short scenes from the “Ramayana.”

The event is free, and all ages are welcome. Please RSVP by Friday, July 29, as space is limited.

For more information about this event, please contact Indra Mungal, Community Engagement Officer, at For more information about the museum and the exhibition.


Credit: Rama’s concerns for Sita, from Bhanudatta’s Rasamanjari, approx. 1720. India; Jammu and Kashmir state, former kingdom of Jammu. Opaque watercolors on paper. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, IS.116‑1960. Photograph © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.