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The Art of Rice: Symbol and Meaning in Southeast Asian Village Tradition

The Art of Rice: Symbol and Meaning in Southeast Asian Village Tradition

An illustrated lecture by Dr. Eric Crystal, University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, June 01, 2004
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
104 Kinross Building
11000 Kinross Avenue
Westwood Village
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The UCLA Department of Art invites you to its first lecture in the "Art and Ritual Lecture Series" to be held Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 5:30 pm in the EDA, 104 Kinross Building, 11000 Kinross Avenue, Westwood Village.

"The Art of Rice: Symbol and Meaning in Southeast Asian Village Tradition" will be presented by the dynamic anthropologist and photographer, Dr. Eric Crystal, Ph.D., Lecturer for the Group in Asian Studies and retired Vice-Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley.

Rice is a staple food for more than three billion people in the world, most of them in Asia, but this staggering statistic only hints at the immense significance this grain has for Asian peoples. Through slides and video footage Dr. Crystal will discuss the fascinating relationship between Asian art, food, culture, philosophy and religion.

Admission is free but seating is limited. Refreshments will be served.

To reserve a seat please phone 310.825.0557. Parking in Lot 32 at the corner of Wilshire and Veteran is available for $7.


Cost : Free and open to the public.

UCLA Department of Art310.825.0557

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Design | Media Arts, Department of Art