Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies

Enlightening Images: Buddhist Art Work
Womb Mandala, Hasedera Temple, detail of woodblock printed in the 1970's from 19th century blocks.

Enlightening Images: Buddhist Art Work

September 16 - December 13, 2009
Open Daily 12 - 4 except Mondays, Closed October 24 - 27 and November 23 - 30

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

Visit the exhibition website at:

http://www.wesleyan.edu/east/mansfieldf/exhibitions/enlightening.html

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