Middlebury College Museum of Art

Thursday, April 25

Sacred Ropes

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125

Shan Zeng ’19


Shimenawa, or "enclosing ropes,” are used to construct sacred space in the worship of kami (Shintō gods). Shan Zeng ’19 will discuss the history of shimenawa in a short talk based on her thesis work. The talk will be followed by light refreshments and a visit to the Reiff Gallery of Asian Art to view the newly installed shimenawa there.