Intergenerational Art Making
How to Make the Universe Right features large scroll paintings from Vietnam and China. Take in these magnificent art works and be inspired to create your very own scroll painting with marbled paper. Debra Disman of Artifactory Studio leads this drop-in workshop for all ages. No registration required and materials provided.
Stay on for a 3pm concert in the Museum’s amphitheater with Lac Hong Performing Arts Group, a Vietnamese traditional arts organization based in Orange County, will present a cultural program celebrating the dance and musical traditions of Vietnam.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
About the Exhibition
How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of Priests and Shamans from Vietnam and Southern China (July 30, 2017–January 7, 2018) presents a large selection of rare religious scrolls, ceremonial clothing, and ritual objects of the Yao, Tày, Sán Dìu, Cao Lan, Sán Chay, Nùng, and other populations of northern Vietnam and southern China. Each group has their own traditions of educating and initiating priests and shamans, who serve as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds and between the community and deities, in order to make the universe right through healing, balancing the forces of nature, and communicating with ancestors. The Yao’s practices are most prominently associated with Daoism, a religious and philosophical tradition of Chinese origin, while for the other peoples, Daoist beliefs are combined with aspects of Buddhism, Tantrism, and Confucianism.