Lecture by Dr. Todd Lewis

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Art - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Cost: No cost, open to the public
Description: Exhibition co-curator Dr. Todd Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross, will give a lecture in Rehm Library entitled "How Art is Central to Buddhist Tradition in conjunction with the exhibition Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal.

This exhibition highlights Nepals artistic heritage as a rich and enduring continuation of Indic Buddhist traditions and features paintings, illustrated texts, sculptures, and ritual implements on loan from major institutions that were crafted by Newar artisans over the last millennium. Dharma and Puya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal will be centered on how the Buddhas teachings were arrayed as much for worldly householders as otherworldly seekers. Illustrating the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, visual narratives show common practices every devotee needed to know to make good karma (punya), a central tenet of the Buddhas teaching (dharma). With 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

Vajracharya Priests Crown
Early Malla period: Nepal
13th  early 14th century
Gilt copper alloy inlaid with semiprecious stones
H x W x D:
30.5 x 22.9 x 21 cm
12 x 9 x 8 ¼
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gift of Barbara and David Kipper, 2016

More Information: Website: https://www.holycross.edu/iris-and-b-gerald-cantor-art-galle...
E-mail: prosenbl@holycross.edu
Entered by: Cantor Art Gallery (cantorart@holycross.edu)

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Last Modified: July 25, 2019 at 12:55 PM

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