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Art in Focus: Buddhist Sculpture
Through July 14
The Buddhist religion has had a profound influence on the art and culture of many Asian countries. Learn more about Buddhist teachings as expressed in selected examples of Asian sculpture. One Buddhist sculpture in each of the Asian galleries has been chosen to illustrate the flow of artistic ideas from India to China, then to Korea and finally to Japan. A printed guide available in the galleries illuminates the similarities between these sculptures and highlights elements symbolizing such important Buddhist concepts as enlightenment, selflessness, wisdom and tranquility.