The Sri Lanka Foundation School of Performing Arts offers Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Dance and Drumming classes.Classes are taught by professional and qualified instructors with years of experience in dance, drumming and the visual and performing arts. On February 17th instructors, students and their families joined in for thier class field trip. This time it was to LACMA to witness the “The Bejeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka” the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized in an American museum.
The guided tour was very informative as the expansive show explores nearly 2,000 years of Sri Lankan history through 240 works featuring precious decorative objects fashioned from gold, silver, and ivory, and 19th-century photographs documenting the island nation’s extraordinary monuments, scenery, and flora.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog showcasing 39 objects from LACMA’s collection, and two introductory essays, one by Donald Stadtner presenting an overview of Buddhist practice in Sri Lanka, and one by Lakshika Senarath Gamage on the art of the Divided Kingdoms period.