Buddhist Art

Smithsonian Institution

Grant period

2015 - 2022

Location

US

Drawing on the National Museum of Asian Art’s collections, this exhibition expands the understanding of Buddhism in Asian art through objects, immersive spaces and digital platforms, as well as through the lens of spiritual practice and the perspectives of practitioners.

Fragment of Wall Painting: Two Adoring Bodhisattvas
Wall painting
Period of Division, probably 4th-6th century
China, Xinjiang province
Polychrome on stucco
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly
Long-term loan LTS1985.1.325.13

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