Lecture by Curator Dr. Jinah Kim, Harvard University

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Date & Time: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Cost: No cost, open to the public
Description: Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal exhibition co-curator Dr. Jinah Kim, Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University, will give a lecture in Rehm Library entitled "Performing Texts: Manuscripts and Paubhas as Ritual Objects".

This exhibition highlights Nepals 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 Puya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal will be centered on how the Buddhas 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 devotees need to make good karma (punya), a central tenet of the Buddhas 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.

Detail of Vasudhr Maala
1777 (N.S. 897)
87.6 x 73 cm; Framed 84 x 111 cm
Opaque watercolor on cloth
Nepal
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
2015.299
Gift of Stephen and Sharon Davies Collection, 2015

More Information: Website: https://www.holycross.edu/iris-and-b-gerald-cantor-art-galle...
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Phone: 508-793-3356
Entered by: Cantor Art Gallery (cantorart@holycross.edu)

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