China Institute: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road

Dunhuang, the western gateway to China, is one of the world's most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage sites. Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road addresses art and ritual practices of the Northern dynasties [masked]) and the Tang dynasty [masked]).

The exhibition features excavated art works, high relief clay figures, wooden sculpture, silk banners, and molded bricks. A group of treasured Buddhist sutras from the famous Cangjingdong (The Library Cave) illustrate the story behind Dunhuang's historic discovery. Magnificent replicas of a 6th-century central pillar and an 8th-century cave allow visitors to experience the actual cave setting.

Admission to the Institute is free from 6pm - 8pm.

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  • hannah

    Exhibit was small but quite interesting. Enjoyed the visit. Thank you Karen for organizing it.

    July 25, 2013

  • Francoise M

    Extraordinary replicas of cave Tang cave sculptures.

    July 24, 2013

  • Anna

    Nice intimate museum

    July 23, 2013

  • Karen

    We're heading over to the museum now.

    July 23, 2013

  • Renee_W

    sorry to cancel, I'm not feeling well.

    July 23, 2013

  • Elena

    I will be away,when is next meeting after this,would love to attend !!!!

    July 9, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Elena: There are several more meetups scheduled - check the home page for upcoming events!!

      July 10, 2013

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