Friday, April 22, 2016

UCLA Professor Works With the Getty on Exhibition of Buddhist Cave Art

THE BRUIN
By Carol Yao
World arts and cultures professor and theatrical director Peter Sellars traveled to the Mogao Grottoes near Dunhaung, China to see the Buddhist-influenced art illustrated on the walls. (Zinnia Moreno/Daily Bruin)
CALIFORNIA---Peter Sellars traveled halfway across the globe to see the dusty caverns of the Mogao Grottoes near Dunhuang, China. Sellars, a world arts and cultures professor and a theatrical director known for his interpretations of classical and contemporary operas and plays, developed an interest in the Buddhist-influenced art illustrated on the walls of the Mogao Grottoes 25 years ago, and has been collecting shelves of literature on the cave art and sculptures ever since. He began collaborating with the Getty Center two years ago to organize an exhibit on the caves that will be on display this summer. [link]