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Chinese Art

Chinese Art

Indian, Himalayan &
Southeast Asian Art

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art

Japanese Art

Japanese Art

Thomas Murray

California location
By appointment only

775 E. Blithedale Ave #321
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 378 0716

Masks Then and Now: Inspiration and Interpretation

Thomas Murray, Asiatica-Ethnographica is currently offering an exceptional exhibition of masks from numerous tribal groups throughout Asia, ranging from the Himalayas to Japan to Indonesia, as well as several in the West. These striking images are crafted of a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and papier mache. The exhibition may be viewed on the gallery's website or in person by appointment in Mill Valley, California.

The display of masks is accompanied by several informative articles that can be found on the gallery's website, such as Transformation Masks and Artistic Metamorphosis (in English and French) and Demons and Deities: Masks of the Himalayas. Also available is Thomas Murray's 2009 book Masks of Fabled Lands. These discussions provide specific information not only about the masks themselves but also their use and importance in their original context.

Thomas Murray is an independent researcher, collector, lecturer and private dealer of Asian and Tribal art with an emphasis on Indonesian sculpture and textiles, as well as animistic art from other varied cultures.