THE RAMA EPIC:
HERO, HEROINE, ALLY, FOE
Asian Art Museum free passes are available through Discover & Go program from the Library website
The exhibition ends JAN 15, 2017
Bloody battles, daring rescues, passionate romance and a shape-shifting monkey warrior.
One of the world’s greatest works of literature, the Rama epic — the 2,500-year-old classic and its many versions — teems with excitement. The story of Prince Rama’s quest to defeat a powerful demonic king, rescue his abducted wife and re-establish order in the world is also, for many, a sacred tradition. For centuries, this beloved tale has been told again and again through visual and performing arts, literature and religious teachings in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and beyond.
This exhibition invites you to explore the personalities and perspectives of four main characters: Rama; his wife Sita; Rama’s faithful monkey lieutenant Hanuman; and the 10-headed demon king Ravana. Spanning the ancient to the contemporary, this major international survey of 135 artworks captures the epic in a new light. Coursing beneath the drama and fantasy of the thrilling tale, discover timeless human struggles and poignant moments that will resonate with your own story.
Write Your Story @ the Union City Library
Join our library group, headed by Bruce Hasse, for an informal gathering of aspiring writers of all types of genres. Your writing can be memoirs, creative non-fiction, poetry, song lyrics, science fiction, plays,essays, you name it! We just want to hear what you have written and support each other as we grow as writers.
Sharing is optional.
Meetings take place
Third Tuesday of the month
January 17 & February 21
and March 21
1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
Please bring pen & paper, or whatever you would like to use when writing.
Union City Library 510-284-0629