Exhibition of Buddhist Art from the Newark Museum

. December 14, 2016

Organized by the Newark Museum exclusively for the Frist Center, Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea explores one of the great faiths of the world through paintings and sculptures made by Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan artists.

exhibition-of-buddhist-artThe exhibition provides a basic understanding of these artistic objects’ function within the esoteric or “secret” Vajrayana branch of Buddhism. On view in the Center’s Ingram Gallery from February 10 to May 7, 2017, the exhibition’s thematic groupings will encourage viewers to compare the cultures’ interpretations of Buddhism and their distinguishing aesthetic forms and styles.

In Secrets of Buddhist Art, nearly 100 paintings and sculptures reveal a complex array of both human and divine figures made between the late thirteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Newark Museum’s world-renowned collection of Buddhist art includes more than 5,000 objects.

This is the first time that a selection of traditional Korean art – including a major depiction of the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains on a folding screen, as well as 15 other pieces – will be presented in Nashville.

This exhibition was organized by the Newark Museum.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For additional information, call 615.244.3340 or visit fristcenter.org

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