Curator’s Talk: Julia White on Divine Women, Divine Wisdom

In this exhibition walkthrough, Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White discusses selected artworks in Divine Women, Divine Wisdom in terms of their style, content, and cultural meanings. She will focus on images from the secular realm such as Bust of a Girl from second- or third-century Gandhara and Dancing Devi from twelfth-century India, as well as images of women in Himalayan art where they appear in both benevolent and wrathful forms. The tour concludes with a discussion of woman as consort, as in the Four Mandalas of Hevajra.