Buddhist Pilgrimage and Art: A Lecture by Dr. Adriana Proser
Dr. Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Curator of Traditional Asian Art, at Asia Society New York will be discussing her upcoming exhibition on the Buddhist pilgrimage as visualized in art. Opening at the Asia Society New York museum on March 16, Dr. Proser's exhibition examines the artistic production inspired by sacred sites and the practice of Buddhist pilgrimage in Asia. The exhibition will illuminate the ways in which Buddhist pilgrimage - both physical and mental - has been a source of inspiration to artists and craftsmen as well as a motivating force for patrons and collectors.
Image, above: Buddha Shakyamuni
Pala period (ca. 8th'12th century), late 9th'early 10th century
Asia Society, New York:
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.37