The Jeweled Isle Art Art from Sri Lanka
: LACMA Way, Los Angeles : Dec 9, 2018 – Jun 23, 2019
While we focus on Bali and Bangkok, Asia is full of fascinating cultures, art, and travel opportunities. This exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) about art in Sri Lanka is just one example.
SummaryThe first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by an American museum, The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka presents some 240 works addressing nearly two millennia of Sri Lankan history. The image of a bejeweled isle first invoked in Greco-Roman accounts of Sri Lanka’s precious gems, inspired numerous literary descriptions of the island’s wealth and tropical beauty.