Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Review: “Doorway to an Enlightened World” is Impactful, Even Without Context

ARTS ATLANTA
By Jerry Cullum
Shakyamuni Buddha in a Full Shrine Qing; probably Dolonnor. Second half of the 18th to early 19th century 
GEORGIA---“Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection,” at the Michael C. Carlos Museum through November 27, consists of a single spectacular Tibetan shrine — a shrine so singular in its complex spectacle that one visitor to its iteration in Washington wrote that it truly changed her life, while another simply wrote in the comment book, “Omg, like woah!.” The spectacle is, in fact, mesmerizing. [link]

Michael C. Carlos Museum: “Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection” (Ends November 27, 2016), Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA; (404)727-4282; carlos.emory.edu
"Doorway to an Enlightened World," which opened March 19 at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, presents Tibetan Buddhist art objects within their sacred context. Photo courtesy of The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. From The Alice S. Kandell Collection.