The Legacy of Genghis Khan
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The Legacy of Genghis Khan
Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia 1256-1353

Los Angeles County Museum of Art . April 13-July 27, 2003

 Public Tours
Docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tours meet at the entrance to the exhibition.

 Documentary Video
Saturday, May 10, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Leo S. Bing Theater

Mystic Iran, The Unseen World
World Premiere-2002, video, 52 minutes, written by Aryana Farshad and Janelle Balnicke, and directed and produced by Aryana Farshad.

Shot entirely on location, this film explores a modern woman's mystical journey deep into the heart of her native Iran, in search of spiritual rites and rituals hidden for centuries. Despite the risk of confiscation of film equipment, and the threat of drug traffickers and even land mines, Ms. Farshad embarked on a courageous nine-month journey into the heart of Iran, gaining access to religious ceremonies and locations never before recorded. Aryana Farshad will introduce the film and participate in a question-and-answer session following the film.

 Documentary Video Series
Saturdays, 4:00-5:40 p.m.
Dorothy Collins Brown Auditorium

Mongols: Storm from the East
1994, video, 4 parts, 50 minutes each, directed by Robert Marshall and Viviana Woodruff and produced by Robert Marshall; an NHK, BBC co-production.

April 19 and May 3-Part 1 Birth of an Empire and Part 2 World Conquerors
April 26 and May 10-Part 3 Tartar Crusaders and Part 4 The Last Khan of Khans

This four-part series covers the life and accomplishments of Genghis Khan and examines the art, culture, science, and technology of Mongol civilization. Khan left not only a highly trained army, but also the beginning of an imperial administrative framework, a system of taxation, and a communications network-all of which were built upon and expanded by his successors. The series was filmed on location in Mongolia and also features battle re-enactments shot at historical locations throughout Europe and Asia.

 Public Lectures

Sunday, May 4, 2:00 p.m.
Leo S. Bing Theater
The Legacy of Genghis Khan: A New Visual Language

Linda Komaroff, exhibition curator and curator of Islamic art, LACMA

Sunday, June 15, 3:00 p.m.
Leo S. Bing Theater
The Mongol Empire in World History

David Morgan, professor of history, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 An International Three-Day Symposium
Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 15, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Leo S. Bing Theater

Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan
Assembling some twenty-five internationally renowned scholars, this symposium will build on the scholarship and momentum of the exhibition and move beyond the scope of the catalogue, further advancing our knowledge of this seminal period.

 Panel Discussion
Saturday, May 17, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Leo S. Bing Theater

This panel discussion with five Iranian-American artists on displacement and creativity will include author Gina Nahai, artist Fariba Hajamadi, dancer Banafsheh Sayyad, filmmaker Aryana Farshad, and composer and musician Haale Gafori. Writer, photographer, and educator Janet Sternburg will moderate the discussion. This program is produced by Mina Eghbal.

 Festival of Persian Music and Dance
Saturday, June 7, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Leo S. Bing Theater

Performers include Tarz Ensemble, Namah Dance Ensemble: Banafsheh Sayyad and Pejman Hadadi, and Axiom of Choice. This program is produced by Mina Eghbal and has been supported in part by the Ancient Art Council, LACMA.

Admission is free but tickets are required. To receive a ticket, please visit the LACMA Ticket Office during regular museum hours or on the day of the program.

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