Art Exhibits

Distinguished Lecture in Indian Art

When: Sat., Nov. 4 2017

Today ,the Cleveland Museum of Art hosts its Second Annual Distinguished Lecture in Indian Art at 2:30 p.m. in the museum’s Gartner Auditorium. Robert L. Brown, professor of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at UCLA, will give a presentation titled Transformations of a Buddhist Savior: Art and Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is considered the most popular and important bodhisattva, enlightened Buddhist deities. Some of the most celebrated artistic representations of Avalokiteshvara are created in Cambodia, and one important example, never seen outside of Cambodia, is on loan to the museum this fall. In addition to teaching at UCLA since 1986, Brown has served as curator in the department of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) since 2001. After receiving his PhD in Indian art history from UCLA in 1981, he has trained more than twenty graduate students who now work at major museums and universities throughout the country. The event is free, but tickets are required. To register, visit or call the ticket center at 216-421-7350. The lecture is made possible by the Dr. Ranajit K. Datta in Memory of Kiran P. and S.C. Datta Endowment Fund. (Usmani)

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