Monday, January 12, 2015

Block Museum at Northwestern University Features Kashmiri Artifacts

THE DAILY NORTHWESTERN
By Hayley Glatter
Block Museum of Art will display these two artifacts, a Crowned Buddha Shakyamuni statue and Thangka of Four-Armed Mahakala depiction, along with more than 40 others when the new exhibition opens Tuesday.
ILLINOIS---An 8th-century brass sculpture with copper and silver inlay, a masterpiece of technical workmanship, sits in the middle of an empty room. The display isn’t located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Louvre. Rather, it’s part of Block Museum of Art’s new exhibition, which includes two parts — "The Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies," and Collecting Culture: Himalaya through the Lens — opening Tuesday. Prof. Rob Linrothe, who is curating the exhibit, said this physical set-up is an integral part of understanding the exhibition. [link]

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art: "The Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies" (January 13-April 15, 2015);   Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive , Evanston, IL;  northwestern.edu