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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA 94102-4734)
Forrest McGill (Project Director: December 2019 to present)
Asian Art Museum’s "Dance in the Arts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan Region" Exhibition

Implementation of a traveling exhibition about dance in the arts, culture, and religion of the Indian cultural sphere.

“Dance in the Arts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayan Region” (working title) will use the accessible and engaging subject of dance as an entry point to encourage visitors to explore key humanities themes—including religion, power, gender, sexuality, and cultural continuity—as they relate to and are expressed through the arts and cultures of this region. Dance is everywhere in artworks from this geographic area and is seen to possess enormous power. Dance can not only convey the most profound religious, spiritual, and social messages, but potentially can disrupt or invigorate the world. “Dance” will feature approximately 125 artworks spanning 2,000 years from different mediums and cultures; interpretive and explanatory materials; and complementary education and public programs. Altogether, this project (starting 9/1/2020 and ending 10/31/2022) will invite visitors to better understand the immense power of dance in the region and its ability to convey and create meaning.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; Nonwestern Religion; South Asian Studies

Exhibitions: Implementation

Public Programs

$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 7/31/2023