Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute Gallery

Date: 02/07/13 through 06/09/13
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm
Price: Free with admission; $7 adults; $4 students and seniors, free children younger than 12
125 E. 65th St. - 212-744-8181
Upper East Side, NY

Description: Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road will be on view at China Institute Gallery from Feb. 7 through June 9, 2013. The western gateway to China, Dunhuang is one of the world's most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage sites. The exhibition will explore art and ritual practices from the golden eras of the Northern (420-589) and Tang (618-907) dynasties. Among the highlights will be objects from the art of Buddhist practice including clay sculptures, wooden figures, silk banners, molded bricks, and paper cuts. The exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and Dunhuang Academy under the direction of Willow Weilan Hai Chang and is curated by Fan Jinshi, Director, Dunhuang Academy.