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Empowering Objects: Kamakura-period Buddhist Art in Ritual Contexts

Keynote and Symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan.
Zenkōji Amida Triad. Kamakura period, 13th–14th century. Bronze. Buddha: H. 14 3
Zenkōji Amida Triad. Kamakura period, 13th–14th century. Bronze. Buddha: H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); Bodhisattvas: H. 9 in. (22.7 cm) each. John C. Weber Collection. Photography by John Bigelow Taylor.

Keynote and Exhibition Viewing followed by One-day Interdisciplinary Symposium: Empowering Objects: Kamakura-period Buddhist Art in Ritual Contexts.

Keynote address and exhibition viewing will be held at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, on the evening of February 26th. The symposium will be held the following day at Columbia University.

Asia Society
Friday, February 26 at 6:30pm

Columbia University
Saturday, February 27 from 9:00am-6:00pm

Speakers include:

Mimi Yiengpruksawan, Yale University (Keynote)

Ryuichi Abe, Harvard University
Ive Covaci, Fairfield University
Charlotte Eubanks, Penn State University
Hank Glassman, Haverford College
Edward Kamens, Yale University
Yukio Lippit, Harvard University
Benedetta Lomi, University of Virginia
Stephen Miller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Samuel Morse, Amherst College

Register for the keynote

For more details and to register for the symposium visit The Donald Keene Center

The exhibition catalogue Kamakura Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan is available from AsiaStore.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, on view at Asia Society Museum from February 9 to May 8, 2016.

Co-sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Dr. John C. Weber. Made possible by the Orient Finance Co. Endowment for the Donald Keene Center.

   
 

 

 

 

Event Details

Fri 26 Feb 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Free. Registration recommended.