Art Museum Presents Weedon Lecture On Angkor Wat Feb. 8
18, 2001 -- The University of Virginias Bayly
Art Museum will sponsor a special public lecture on the famous Cambodian
temple complex, Angkor Wat, on Feb 8. The first Ellen Bayard Weedon
Lecture in the Arts of Asia for 2001 will bring the noted Southeast
Asian art scholar Eleanor Mannika to speak on "Angkor Wat:
Architecture for the Gods" at 5:30 p.m. in the School of Architecture,
Campbell Hall, Room 153.
centuries, architecture has been an important means of communication
between people and their gods. A most notable example is the 12th
century Angkor Wat complex. "In order to create a perfect abode
for the sacred presence of divinity," notes Mannika, "the
temple must be aesthetically inspirational but also carefully constructed
in harmony with the heavens and time cycles."
is the visual-resources curator and an instructor of Asian art at
Trinity University in San Antonio.
1997 book, "Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship,"
received a Choice award as one of the outstanding academic books
of that year and has since become a best seller for the University
of Hawaii Press. She is currently working on a book on the Bayon
temple in Cambodias Angkor Thom ceremonial precinct.
Bayly Art Museums Weedon lectures are made possible with the
support of the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. A second Weedon Lecture
in the Arts of Asia will be held on Monday, March 19. Marylin Rhie,
the Jessie Wells Post Professor of Art and East Asian Studies at
Smith College will speak on "Buddhist Art, War, and Religion
in Fourth Century China and Central Asia."
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298