Nov. 8, 2007 — Every year, the University of Virginia Art Museum looks forward to continuing the "Ellen Bayard Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia," a series made possible with the generosity of the Weedon Foundation. The series, which began in September with a lecture on East Asian Art, continues on Nov. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall Room 160 (behind the U.Va. Art Museum) with Nancy Tingley, who will give a lecture entitled "Gods of the Mt.: Hindu Art of Vietnam."
Nancy Tingley received her Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in South and Southeast Asian art history and continues to be an occasional lecturer at the school. She was Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Curator of Southeast Asian Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco for many years, and now works as a freelance curator. She is currently curating an exhibition titled "Vietnam as Entrepot" for the Asian Art Museum and Asia Society that draws from museums in Vietnam. Tingley is also the adjunct curator of Asian art at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, where she is curating an exhibition called "The Buddha." Her recent publications include "Doris Duke: The Southeast Asian Art Collection," "Avalokiteúvara in Javanese Context: Gandavyûha, Kûtâgârâ, and Amoghapâúa," and entries for a "Catalogue of the Indian and Southeast Asian Collection" at the Dallas Museum.
Parking for the lecture is available in the A10 lot along University Circle, off Rugby Road.
The museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1-5 p.m.