Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Changing face of Buddhist art at a Kansas museum

By Chandani Kirinde
Andhra Pradesh, South India (3rd C.C.E. )
KANSAS CITY, MO---Call it a serendipitous finding, but there is no better way to describe a random visit to an art museum in Kansas City in the US Midwestern state of Missouri only to discover a fascinating collection of objects related to Buddhism including statues of the Buddha, some dating back 2000 years. At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a place which identifies itself as “a gathering place for people to share and contemplate the greatest creations of humankind”, items related to Buddhism occupy pride of place in its South and Southeast Asian art gallery. [More]