• Naga-enthroned Buddha (detail), 1100s. Cambodia, Angkor. Bronze; 58.4 x 28 cm. John L. Severance Fund 1963.263.a–c
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Illuminating the Lightning Path: Art of Buddhist Tantra

Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Using masterworks on view from India, Tibet, China, and Cambodia, exhibition curator Sonya Rhie Quintanilla will explain the concept of Tantra and the role of art in tantric practice. She will discuss the development of Tantra in the history of Buddhism, its broad geographical spread across Asia, and how the concept has filtered into the western imagination. Meet in the Focus Gallery.

Type of tour: 
Exhibition Tour