Lecture by John Guy, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Date & Time: Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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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: Lecture by John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled "Crowns of Transformation: How Vajracaryas Become Bodhisattvas". This lecture is held in conjunction with the exhibition Dharma and Punya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal and co-sponsored with the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture

This exhibition highlights Nepal's 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 Punya: 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 devotee's 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.

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

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Last Modified: August 6, 2019 at 1:57 PM

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