As long as there has been art, people have been drawing nature. It’s pretty, you know. The way different cultures over time have represented nature is the stuff of a million theses. And while you wouldn’t think one could cover something as broad as “the role of nature in Asian art” in an hour, that’s exactly what’s going to happen next Sunday at the Norton Simon. They’re very smart over there. The title of the lecture is “From the Bodhi Tree to Cherry Blossoms.” You’ll probably be hearing a lot about those two plants.
From the Bodhi Tree to Cherry Blossoms: The Role of Nature in Asian Art
Sunday, May 27 1 – 2 p.m.
The Norton Simon Museum of Art
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Free with admission; nortonsimon.org