Saturday, August 11, 2012

Special Travelling Exhibition Upcoming at China Institute

Looks fabulous!  List of Travelling Exhibitions

Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road

China Institute Gallery February 7—June 9, 2013
Seated Buddha
Tang dynasty (618–907)
25 ⅕ x 11 ⅖ x 7 ⅞ inches (64 × 29 × 20 cm)
Dunhuang Academy
Situated at a major crossroads of the ancient Silk Road, Dunhuang is one of the world’s most esteemed cultural heritage sites. Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road brings into vivid focus the customs and practices of local Buddhists and illuminates the significance of the city as a crucial point of cultural exchange between East and West. Featuring sculpture, painted clay reliefs, calligraphy, Buddhist scriptures, and modeled bricks from the caves, this exhibition introduces the art and ritual practices from the golden eras of the Northern Wei and Tang dynasties. The diverse cultural history at Dunhuang is reflected in the evolution of the motifs and styles at work in these paintings and sculptures, and the crucial intersections of secular and religious, national and international, and East and West are revealed in these exceptional artifacts.
This exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and the Dunhuang Academy. It is curated by Fan Jinshi, Director of the Dunhuang Academy.

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