Immersive Exhibit Transports Visitors to Southeast Asia

By Southwester Staff An archeological treasure set in a mountain cave above the Cambodian landscape can now be viewed up close and in person at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art’s latest exhibit, Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain. The exhibition showcases a monumental sculpture of the Hindu god Krishna lifting Mount Govardhan […]

National Museum of Asian Art Reopens with Textile Exhibit

By Sheila Wickouski The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art reopened on December 18 with a special exhibition, Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha.  While the artistic traditions of the Safavid empire extended through architecture, poetry, and philosophy, this exhibition focuses on how textiles served as powerful intermediaries for […]