The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation at the Asian Art Museum is made possible with the generous support of Helen and Rajnikant Desai, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, Martha Sam Hertelendy, Vijay and Ram Shriram, Society for Asian Art, and Meena Vashee. Media sponsor: India West. Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of the Koret Foundation and Korea Foundation. "Target First Free Sundays"—free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day—are made possible by Target. Lead funding for the museum's Cultural Celebrations is generously provided by Kaiser Permanente. Major funding is provided by Bank of America. Additional support for is generously provided by AARP.
Hanuman, Angada, and Jambavan climb Mount Mahendra (detail), approx. 1720, attributed to the workshop of Pandit Seu of Guler (d. 1740). Opaque watercolors and gold on paper. Museum Rietberg Zurich, RVI 847. Photograph © Rainer Wolfsberger. Rama’s concerns for Sita, from Bhanudatta’s Rasamanjari (detail), approx. 1720. India; Jammu and Kashmir state, former kingdom of Jammu. Opaque watercolors on paper. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, IS.116‑1960. Photograph © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Dish with moon and plum blossoms motif, 1800–1900. Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Lacquered paper with inlaid mother-of-pearl. Asian Art Museum, Museum purchase, 2016.44. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.