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Enlightening Images: Buddhist Art Work

This exhibition runs Wednesday, September 16, 2009 through Sunday, December 13, 2009

Womb Mandala, Hasedera Temple, detail of woodblock printed in the 1970's from 19th century blocks.

Womb Mandala, Hasedera Temple, detail of woodblock printed in the 1970's from 19th century blocks.

Buddhism has been a rich inspiration for artists, and Buddhist art in turn has helped believers to understand and practice their religion better. This exhibition brings together a set of Japanese temple woodcuts, Tibetan prints and contemporary photographs all of which explore the involving, ancient iconographic traditions of East Asian Buddhism.

Gallery Talk and Opening Reception:

Wednesday, September 16 at noon
A luncheon buffet will be served

Children's Event: Sunday, October 4 at 2:00 PM

Links to interview with Wesleyan History professor William Johnston talking about his images in the exhibition:

Part One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFgYWriLRMo

Part Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ullLpQoimCA