Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts Hosts Exhibition of Buddhist Art

By Lyudmila Klasanova
Bronze sculpture. From geometria.ru
SOFIA---An exhibition titled “Our East. Buddhist Art of the 14th–20th Centuries from Museums and Private Collections,” opened on 14 December at the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest art museums in the Ural region of Russia. The exhibition consists of bronze sculptures, thangkas, and ritual objects from Bhutan, Buryatia, China, Mongolia, Nepal, South Korea, and Tibet. It brings together 80 Buddhist artifacts from the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, the largest collection of Buddhist art in Russia, as well as objects from several Ural museums: Sverdlovsk Regional Local Lore Museum, the Chelyabinsk State Museum of Fine Arts, and the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts. [More]