Apollo

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

15 Oct 2020 - 17 Oct 2021

Mia’s Reinstalled Himalayan, South, and Southeast Asian Art Galleries

With the redesign of three of its gallery spaces, and a reinstallation overseen by curator Pujan Gandhi, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is showing its outstanding collections of Asian art to even greater advantage. The South Asian galleries include works from the medieval period to the present – highlights include a Sri Lankan commemorative dish depicting the fall of the Kingdom of Kandy, from around 1815. Works in the Himalayan galleries reveal the links between the mountainous region and greater Asia, while the Southeast Asian galleries explore how the artistic identity of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and other nations in the region was shaped by its long history of maritime trade. Find out more from Mia’s website. 

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Prajnaparamita (late 12th–13th century), Cambodia.

Prajnaparamita (late 12th–13th century), Cambodia. Minneapolis Institute of Art

Gylapo Pehar (late 17th century), Tibet.

Gylapo Pehar (late 17th century), Tibet. Minneapolis Institute of Art

Commemorative dish depicting the fall of the Kingdom of Kandy (c. 1815), Sri Lanka.

Commemorative dish depicting the fall of the Kingdom of Kandy (c. 1815), Sri Lanka. Minneapolis Institute of Art

Head of a Buddha (8th century), Cambodia or Thailand.

Head of a Buddha (8th century), Cambodia or Thailand. Minneapolis Institute of Art

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