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2002 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA United States
April 2017
April 28 - December 31

Spirits and Headhunters: Art of the Pacific Islands

Spanning the geographic region collectively referred to as Oceania, this comprehensive exhibition highlights masterworks from the three cultural regions of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Particular focus is placed on New Guinea, land of the headhunter, and the rich artistic traditions infused into daily and ritual life. Submerge into a visually stunning world and come face to face with larger-than-life masks, finely crafted feast bowls, objects associated with the secretive Sepik River men’s house, beautiful shell and feather currency, magic figures…

April 28 - December 31

Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy

Journey back through 5000 years of Chinese history and follow the efflorescence of arts throughout one of the world’s oldest living civilizations. From large painted ceramic pots used during the Neolithic period, to sculptures of camels and horses made at the height of the Silk Road, to beautiful embroidered silk court robes, and ivory carvings from the 19th century, this exhibition presents the importance of fine art made to be admired during life and depended on in the afterlife. Tuesdays…

April 28 - December 31

Sacred Realms: Temple Murals by Shashi Dhoj Tulachan from The Gayle and Edward P. Roski Collection

The nine oversized paintings shown in this exhibition are all the work of one extraordinary 69-year-old Buddhist monk named Shashi Dhoj Tulachan, a second-generation thangka artist living In Tuksche, a remote village located in Mustang, Nepal’s northernmost district adjacent to Tibet. Shashi Dhoj Tulachan has devoted much of his life to the restoration of a nearby 16th-century gompa (Tibetan monastery) known as the Chhairo Gompa. Tuesdays through Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is an ongoing exhibition.


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