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A Guided Tour of Hell

Asian Art Museum

After collapsing in the hospital following heart surgery, longtime Buddhist teacher Sam Bercholz felt himself being pulled violently down into a realm beyond life, where he witnessed dramatic suffering. Bercholz recounted the nightmarish imagery and intense sensations of this near-death experience to Tibetan American artist Pema Namdol Thaye. The artist drew on his training in traditional Tibetan arts as well as his childhood obsession with graphic novels to translate these descriptions into a series of vibrant acrylic paintings; more than 20 of these works are on view in this exhibition.

Event Info
Ends in 207 days:
Apr 20 → Aug 12
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm, (Feb-Oct: Extended evening hours every Thu until 9 pm)
$15; $10 srs, youth (13-17), students with ID; free for children under 12 and SFUSD students w/ ID; $5 on Thu after 5 pm; fr
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St., San Francisco
Info: (415) 581-3500
Venue: 379-8800
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