Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal

Sunday, November 24, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
OKANE Cantor Art Gallery
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Exhibition
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Paula Rosenblum
(508) 793-3356
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Cantor Art Gallery
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https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=11351

This exhibition, co-curated by Dr. Jinah Kim, Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University and Dr. Todd Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross, highlights Nepal’s artistic heritage as a rich and enduring continuation of Indic Buddhist traditions. Featuring paintings, illustrated texts, sculptures, and ritual implements crafted by Newar artisans over the last millennium, “Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal” will be centered on how the Buddha’s teachings were arrayed as much for worldly householders as otherworldly seekers. It will illustrate the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, showing how illustrated narratives and common practices address every devotee’s need to make good karma (punya), a central tenet of the Buddha’s teaching (dharma). Showing some objects never before displayed in the West, this historic exhibition will focus on the unparalleled contributions of Kathmandu Valley artisans and patrons not only in their communities, but in the subsequent development of Tibetan art.

Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. www.neh.gov 

Categories: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery,Religious Studies,Visual Arts


Categories: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery,Religious Studies,Visual Arts

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