Long Beach Cambodian Organizations to Perform At The Getty Museum

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The Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews, along with Cambodia Town, invites residents to attend the Getty Museum exhibit Gods Of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia, February 22- August 14, 2011, at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Cambodia is renowned for the extraordinary art produced during the Angkor period of the Khmer empire, between the ninth and the fifteenth centuries, when sculptors mastered the art of bronze casting and created profound images of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. A focused exhibition of loans from the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Gods of Angkor includes some of the finest Cambodian bronzes in existence as well as a small group of bronzes from the pre-Angkor period and some recently excavated works. It also celebrates the establishment of a bronze conservation studio at the National Museum of Cambodia and that institution’s role in conserving Cambodia’s cultural heritage.

The exhibit will include a Family Festival, on June 4, which includes several Long Beach local Cambodian performances and organizations. “We are so proud to showcase our Long Beach Cambodian residents in a venue as spectacular as the Getty Museum. This is a wonderful opportunity to indulge in great performances and view some of the ancient artifacts that make the Cambodian culture so rich with inspiration from belief and religion. This is a culture that has been in existence for centuries and one that plays a vital role in the Long Beach community”, Said Councilman Dee Andrew.

“We are delighted to give visitors to the Museum this rare opportunity to see these exquisite Khmer bronzes on the West Coast, particularly given the local presence of the largest Cambodian community in the United States,” explains David Bomford, acting director of the J.Paul Getty Museum. “We are deeply grateful to our colleagues at the National Museum of Cambodia for lending us so many important pieces for this exhibition.”

For more information call the Office of Councilman Dee Andrews at (562) 570-6816 log onto www.getty.edu

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