The Golden Rock of Burma
@ The Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium
111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Opening Thursday, October 26th, from 6PM - 7PM
Rocks can’t talk, but the Golden Rock of Burma certainly has a story to tell. For centuries, devotees have placed thin strips of gold leaf on the rock, celebrating the power of the relic buried deep inside of it, which keeps it from toppling over the edge of the cliff from its precarious perch. In this lecture by Donald Stadtner, the myth and legends surrounding the Golden Rock of Burma are illuminated.
Donald Stadtner was for many years associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, after completely his PhD in Indian art at the University of California, Berkeley. He is presently preparing Sacred Sites of Sri Lanka for River Books.
This lecture is presented by the Asian Art Council.
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