The Dragon’s Gift at the Honolulu Academy of Arts

I went to see The Dragon’s Gift, and exhibit of Bhutanese art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.  It is a must see and will be at the Academy until May 23.  I believe that it is going to travel.  That will give many more people the opportunity to see this amazing show. 

The colorful prayer flags placed in the front yard of the Academy announces the show in a grand way.  We were lucky to arrive in time to hear the monks daily chant at 10 AM.  The thangkas in the show with intricate painting and embroidery are magnificent. 

The multi-media part of the show gives it a freshness and brings the art into the present.  There is a video presentation as well as an installation of photographs.  Both feature the Buddhist ritual dance – colorful and lively. 

I plan to return as often as I can!

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