Rama Epic

Fri Oct 28 (full schedule below)
Asian Art Museum
10 AM - 5 PM
$15 - $25
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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.


Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA
Fri Oct 28 (10 AM - 5 PM)
Sat Oct 29 (10 AM - 5 PM)
Sun Oct 30 (10 AM - 5 PM)
Tue Nov 1 (10 AM - 5 PM)
Wed Nov 2 (10 AM - 5 PM)


  1. Asian Art Museum
    200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA