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Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal

Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross
1 College St,
Worcester, USA
Sep 05, 2019 To Dec 14, 2019


Detail: This exhibition highlights Nepal’s artistic heritage as a rich and enduring continuation of Indic Buddhist traditions. Featuring paintings, illustrated texts, sculptures, and ritual implements crafted by Newar artisans over the last millennium, “Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal” will be centered on how the Buddha’s teachings were arrayed as much for worldly householders as otherworldly seekers. As the title suggests, it will illustrate the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, showing how illustrated narratives and common practices address every devotee’s need to make good karma (puṇya), a central tenet of the Buddha’s teaching (dharma). Showing some objects never before displayed in the West, this historic exhibition will focus on the unparalleled contributions of Kathmandu Valley artisans and patrons not only in their communities, but in the subsequent development of Tibetan art.

Phone No.: (508) 793-3356
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Site URL: https://dharmapunya2019.org/

UṢNĪṢAVIJAYĀ PAUBHA
UṢNĪṢAVIJAYĀ PAUBHA
Nepal
1859 CE (N.S. 979)
Opaque watercolor on cloth

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