Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road

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February 07, 2013 through June 09, 2013

Monday, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm; Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm.

China Institute Gallery

Upper East Side

Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult

Free with admission; $7 adults; $4 students and seniors, free children younger than 12

Event 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.

Address: 125 E. 65th St.
Upper East Side, NY
Phone: 212-744-8181
Website: chinainstitute.org/gallery