The Pacific Asia Museum's latest exhibition, "Marking Transitions: Ceremonial Art in Indonesia", features artwork from the country of Indonesia. The artwork shows the connection between art and ritual, which is an important aspect to Indonesians. Many of their works were created with extreme detail and craftsmanship, such as textiles, ceremonial cloths and knives. One object to look out for is the Tampan (ceremonial cloth) from the Lampung region of southern Sumatra. This cloth is used for births, weddings, funerals and other ceremonies. It could hold food and other gifts, or provide seating for elders and others.
This will be on display until March 24, 2013. The museum also has two events in conjunction - "Silk Road Storytime" on March 2 and "Free Family Festival" on March 17. Both events are family friendly and demonstrate the Indonesian culture for all to learn about.
Along with "Marking Transitions," there are three other exhibitions on display - The Art of Continuity: Revering our Elders, The Garden in Asia, and Kimono in the 20th Century. The Pacific Asia Museum is located in Pasadena, California. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am - 6:00pm. Visit their website for more information.