Tuesday, September 15, 2015

McClung Museum's Buddhist art exhibit traces work from 9th century to present

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL
By Amy McRary
Like other statues in “Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas,” this creation from the 13th century is made of gilt copper alloy.
TENNESSEE---Thirteen centuries of golden statues and colorful paintings create “Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas” now on exhibit at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The 30 objects — created in the Himalayan areas of northern India, Nepal, Kashmir and Tibet — are shown at the University of Tennessee museum through Jan. 3, 2016. The majority are Tibetan bronzes — copper alloy statues that date back to the 9th century. [link]

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture: Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas” (Ends January 3, 2016); 1327 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN; (865)974-2144; mcclungmuseum.utk.edu