The title almost says it all here. It leaves out the rather important fact that space is limited—no more than twenty-five people at a time can share in the esoteric knowledge being disseminated by the Norton Simon’s crack team of curators (sign up at the Information Desk at least 15 minutes before the start time to ensure yourself a space). Also, it’s not just a lecture, but a tour! And it’s going to be about more than statues. The exhibit it explores, Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World, is as much about the science and scholarship of identifying and preserving ancient objects as it is about the ancient objects themselves. If you’ve ever been curious about how to distinguish a 4th century Cambodian Buddha from a 5th century Cambodian Buddha, this is your lucky Sunday.
Where Art Meets Science: Ancient Sculpture from the Hindu-Buddhist World
Sunday, May 29th, 1 p.m.
Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
$10; nortonsimon.org; 626.449.6840