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JASA Event at Asia Society New York

Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831–1889), Even in Hell Money Counts (Jigoku no sata mo kane shidai), Bugs in the Food of the Hungry Ghost (Gaki no mono ni mushi), from the series One Hundred Pictures by Kyōsai (Kyōsai hyakuzu), Edo period (1615–1868), 1863–66 (Bunkyū 3–Keiō 2), Woodblock print (nishiki-e), ink and color on paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.37028

Friday, April 14 from 3- 4pm
Tour for JASA members of Comparative Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds exhibition at Asia Society New York

This tour of Comparative Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds with Adriana Proser (Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore) will explore a carefully studied group of outstanding ritual objects, paintings and religious sculptures that are associated with the concept of Hell in South Asian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. This is the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States to explore portrayals of hell across the Asian religious traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam, examining how systems of belief and the underworlds within them are manifest in the rich artistic creations of Asia.

The deadline to sign up is April 5. Sign up in advance is required. Group size is limited to 25 people and guests are permitted. The fee is $20 per person. Click here to register. Please contact Cheryl Gall, membership coordinator, by email at [email protected] or phone 978-600-8128 with any questions.