Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia

Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia
Smithsonian

Step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, linger at a Sri Lankan stupa, travel with an eighth-century Korean monk, and discover remarkable objects in Encountering the Buddha. The exhibition draws upon the museums’ collections of Buddhist art from Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. By exploring new narratives and technologies, Encountering the Buddha invites visitors to reconsider Buddhist practices and concepts of beauty.

The Freer|Sackler gratefully acknowledges The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation as the exhibition’s lead sponsor. This project received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Additional funding provided by the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. The Freer|Sackler is grateful for the contributions of University of Michigan Humanities Collaboratory and the Multidisciplinary Design Program. …more