Family Day

Meaningful and Decorative Frames

Jina Ajitanatha and His Divine Assembly, 1062
India: Gujarat, 1062-1062
White marble with traces of pigment
59 x 20 x 6 in. (149.9 x 50.8 x 15.2 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Jennifer Jones Simon

Meaningful and Decorative Frames

Date: Saturday, March 08, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Staff Educator
Type: Family Day

Indian sculptures like Jina Ajitanatha and His Divine Assembly and Krishna Fluting in Brindavan are often surrounded by elaborate framing devices. These frames frequently depict part of a story, and are typically both decorative and meaningful. Create your own sculptural frame as inspired by examples in the Museum, and use it to frame pictures of your own choosing.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4–10. | No reservations needed