Thursday, July 16, 2015

Getty Museum to present major exhibition of cave paintings of Dunhuang, China

Cave 85, detail of wall painting of a dancing figure, Late Tang dynasty (848– 907 CE). Mogao caves, Dunhuang, China.
CALIFORNIA----In May 2016 the Getty will introduce visitors to the spectacular Mogao caves, an ancient Silk Road site dating from the 4th to 14th centuries. Visitors will explore the tremendous significance of the diverse art and artifacts from this UNESCO World Heritage site, and learn about the challenges faced in its preservation. Replicas of three of the nearly 500 decorated Buddhist cave temples that survive today will allow visitors to experience what it is like to visit the site. [link]