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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
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College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
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|Description:||Lecture by Dr. Alexander von Rospatt, University of California, Berkeley entitled "Svayambh Purna Bilampau", held in conjunction with the exhibition Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal. The lecture will take place in Rehm Library.
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 colossal bilampau of the Svayambh Pura
1876 CE (N.S 996)
87.31 × 596.9 cm
34 3/8 × 19 ½
Opaque watercolor on cloth
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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