Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice across Asia

Exhibition Website

Oct 14 2017 - Nov 29 2020

Freer Gallery of Art

Washington, DC

Step into a Tibetan Buddhist shrine, linger at a Sri Lankan stupa, travel with an eighth-century Korean monk, and discover remarkable objects in Encountering the Buddha. The exhibition draws upon the museums’ collections of Buddhist art from Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. By exploring new narratives and technologies, Encountering the Buddha invites visitors to reconsider Buddhist practices and concepts of beauty.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Various Media
  • International
  • Sacred
  • Various artists

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