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Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan after 2020 restoration, c. 600. Southern Cambodia, Takeo Province, Phnom Da. Sandstone; 203.1x 68 x 55.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund, 1973.106

VIP Preview of Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain

Friday, November 12, 2021, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

About The Event

Leadership Circle members and upper-level donors are invited to a VIP Preview of Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, which promises to be an exhibition like no other. It presents some of the most significant and inspired works from the dawn of Cambodian stone sculpture, in the context of the site and landscape from which they came. The CMA has used technology to digitally reunite the eight great gods of Phnom Da and share their stories through 3-D models and photographs acquired thanks to the kind permission of the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and in collaboration with colleagues at the National Museum of Cambodia. Our collaborative work has led to the proper conservation and restoration of the Phnom Da masterpieces, along with a deeper understanding of them. It will be our great honor to celebrate this accomplishment together with you.

Leadership Circle members and upper-level donors will receive a digital invitation. Timed exhibition tickets are required.

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Leadership Circle is a devoted community of friends who make the museum a priority in their annual philanthropic giving. With gratitude for this generous support, the museum provides Leadership Circle donors with unique opportunities that enhance enjoyment of the CMA through engagement with our collections, curators, and staff. For more information about the Leadership Circle program, and to become a member, click here.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and in collaboration with the National Museum of Cambodia, the École française d’Extrême-Orient, and the Musée national des arts asiatiques–Guimet.

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Principal support is provided by Rebecca and Irad Carmi, Mary Lynn Durham and William Roj, and the Rajadhyaksha Family and DLZ Corporation. Major support is provided by Raj and Karen Aggarwal, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky, Carl T. Jagatich, the John D. Proctor Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Westlake Jr., and in memory of Dr. Norman Zaworski, MD. Generous support is provided by Dr. Michael and Mrs. Catherine Keith.

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The Official Technology Partner is Microsoft.

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This exhibition is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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“The Story of the Cleveland Krishna” HoloLens Experience was developed in collaboration with the mixed-reality development partner the Interactive Commons at Case Western Reserve University.

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All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, Dr. Ben H. and Julia Brouhard, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, Anne H. Weil, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

We recognize Dr. Gregory M. Videtic and Mr. Christopher R. McCann, who are graciously linked to this exhibition through the Leadership Circle.

The restoration of Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan, expertly undertaken by Cleveland Museum of Art conservation specialists, was funded by a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project.