Saturday, February 11, 2017

Art and sand mandala ritual at the Frist in Tennessee

TENNESSEE---“Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan and Korea” opens at the Frist Center’s Ingram Gallery. Organized by the Newark Museum and featuring 109 Buddhist paintings and sculptures by Japanese, Korean and Tibetan artists that span the late 13th century through the early 21st century, the exhibition delves into how artistic representation and art objects function within the “secret” Vajrayana sect of Buddhism. Sand Mandalas represent the cosmic order, and their construction from millions of grains of colored sand is a devotional expression unique to Tibetan Buddhism. [link]