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In an era where people are constantly bombarded with images of slender, attractive women and buff, handsome men, many strive to look like the models they see everyday. But what does it really mean to be "beautiful?" A special showcase at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco aims to provoke visitors to examine their ideas of what it means for someone—or something—to be gorgeous. Gorgeous spans 2,200 years and various cultures to bring together pieces of art that extend beyond conventional notions of beauty. The exhibit features 72 artworks from the collections of both the Asian Art Museum and SFMOMA that capture gorgeousness in new and unexpected contexts, challenging viewers to confront the extremes and ambiguities of beauty.