Thursday, November 30, 2017

‘Encountering the Buddha’ at Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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Detail, The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room from the Alice S. Kandell Collection Photograph: 2010 Objects: Tibet, China, and Mongolia, 13th–20th century Mixed media Gifts and promised gifts from the Alice S. Kandell Collection (Courtesy: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)
WASH., DC---The exhibition titled “Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia” is currently on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. The show highlights the role and function of art and place as central to Buddhist understanding and teachings. The selections of works on display are drawn from the Freer and Sackler collections of Buddhist art. It features more than 250 pieces from India to Indonesia and Afghanistan to Japan coupled with two immersive environments and integrated digital platforms. “Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia” narrate the stories of Buddhist objects and artworks. [More]

Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia” runs from October 14, 2017, through November 29, 2020, at The Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA.