Sunday, March 5, 2023

Weekday Sketchers at Asia Society

OH! To Hell with it!  

That's the exhibit:

Comparative Hell: Arts of the Asian Underworld. 

Silk stocking hi-res stock photography and images - Alamy

Join us this week as we explore the current exhibit at the Asia Society: Comparative Hell: Arts of the Asian  Underworld.   No one knows what happens after we die but that hasn't ever stopped theologians, philosophers and artists from imagining what the next world looks like.  This exhibit brings together those visions as imagined in the Asian religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam. The works on display span 11 centuries from the tenth to the twenty-first.  

The paintings, sculptures and sacred object on display will take us on a trip to Hell....or the imagined underworlds of these religious ideas.  Bring your dry materials to capture the burning fires, the tortured soles and fantastic animals that inhabit this terrain. 

The Fathers of the People of Error Are Punished in Hell (detail)


STARTING TIME: 11:00 AM (museum opens at 11:00) 

                        725 Park Avenue at 70th Street

TRANSPORTATION: 6 train to 68th/Hunter College. 

Comparative Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds' Review: Fiery Eastern  Afterlives - WSJ


  • Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at
  • Looking for us? Call or text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • There is an entrance fee to the museum: Adults $12. Seniors $7. AMA membership is accepted
  • Be prepared to work in dry materials
  • Bring a stool
  • Water and bathrooms are available. 
  • The cafe is closed. Bring a snack. 
  • We will not stop for lunch but have the Show and Tell before we exit the museum

Comparative Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds' Review: Fiery Eastern  Afterlives - WSJ

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