WHAT: NYU’s China House is hosting a symposium on Buddhist art, titled “Buddhist Art in Context”. There will be a panel discussion, followed by a question and answer session and a reception.
WHO: The speakers, internationally recognized experts in the field, will be showcasing their major exhibitions of Buddhist art this fall and next spring at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the China Institute, and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.
- Kurt Behrendt, South Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Annette L. Juliano, Asian Art History, Rutgers University-Newark Campus
- Chao-Hui Jenny Liu, Department of Art History, NYU
- Roderick Whitfield, Department of History of Art, Yale University
- Angela Zito, Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies, NYU
WHEN: Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
WHERE: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, main auditorium 53 Washington Square South
WHY: The Panel will also afford a glimpse of the complexities involved in presenting Buddhist art away from its original context to the public. The speakers’ papers address recent advances in the study and presentation of Gandharan Art, Indian influences on the beginnings of Chinese Buddhist art, and the interpretation of smaller atypical Buddhist images from the ancient Chinese capital of Chang’an (modern Xi’an).
The Symposium is free and open to the public.