Balinese to America!
San Francisco Asian Art Museum Opens Major Exhibition
on Bali Art in February 2011
Bali Institute Arranges Large Delegation of Balinese VIPS
to Attend Opening
This will be the largest Balinese exhibition even assembled in the U.S. and many of the items have only been seen in private collections and not available to the public until now. Bali Institute wanted to make certain that Balinese representative would be included at the opening, and invited many of our Bali Advisors to attend. Our staff and volunteers are working to coordinate this effort to maximize the benefit of showcasing the importance of Bali during this time in California.
The list currently coming includes Mr/Mrs Tjokorda Gede Putra AA Sukawati (royal prince of Ubud); Mr/Mrs.Nyoman Gunarsa (Yoman Gunarsa Museum and head of Bali Museum Association); Mr/Mrs.Pande Wayan Suteja Neka from Neka Museum; Mr/Mrs.Nyoman Sumerta from Sumerta Gallery; Mr/Mrs.Anak Agung Gede Rai of ARMA Museum, ZANZAN of Green Spirit Bali in Sudaji, a representative from Udayana University, and others still to be named.
The group will be participating in opening ceremonies and will be hosted by the Bali Institute at several receptions and VIP events. The Indonesian Consulate will be hosting a reception at their San Francisco mansion, and other plans include local home dinners and special outings. The Institute of Noetic Sciences will be hosting a lunch and dialogue.
Our goal is to help bring focus to Bali and Indonesia to support a more global voice for this important country and what it offers to the world. Efforts are underway to hold several seminars at Bay Area universities focused on global leadership, cultural issues and the impact of globalization on the future of Bali and Indonesia.
Anyone living in or near the San Francisco Bay Area is invited to volunteer as part of the welcoming committee to our Balinese friends and associates. For more information on how you can help, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.