Enjoy an audio tour of The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe at the Asian Art Museum on view at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from October 21, 2016 through January 15, 2017.
One of the world’s greatest works of literature, the Rama epic teems with excitement and, for many, is a sacred tradition. This unprecedented exhibition explores how the epic has been portrayed and performed across South and Southeast Asia over the past 1,500 years. Exquisite artworks from museums in the U.S. and Europe illuminate the story’s key characters, revealing fresh perspectives on moral quandaries that continue to be relevant to our lives today.
Following the unique format of our exhibition, this audio tour plunges you into the experiences of the four main characters in this sweeping saga. As you view the dramatic artworks, listen to the characters—warmly voiced by masterful narrators—describe the heartache and triumphs they experienced in those very scenes. Enter the Rama epic through this audio tour, and let the storytelling engulf you.
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About the Museum
The Asian Art Museum is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a world-renowned collection of more than 18,000 Asian art treasures spanning 6,000 years of history. Through rich art experiences, centered on historic and contemporary artworks, the Asian Art Museum unlocks the past for visitors, bringing art to life and serving as a catalyst for new art, new creativity and new thinking. www.asianart.org