Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan

From Asia Society:
Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan examines the interplay of realism and the sacred in more than thirty Buddhist masterpieces from the Kamakura period (1185–1333). ”

Asia Society will also be holding a keynote address and an exhibition viewing, along with a one-day interdisciplinary symposium (Empowering Objects: Kamakura-period Buddhist Art in Ritual Contexts) at Columbia University:

“Held in conjunction with the exhibition… this major multidisciplinary symposium brings together scholars and experts in art history, religious studies, musicology, and Japanese history to examine the multifaceted artistic traditions and spiritual practices that flourished during the Kamakura period.”

Details: Exhibition , Keynote, Symposium
Exhibition– $12.00; $10.00 for seniors and $7.00 for students with ID;
free for members and persons under 16 and on Fridays 6 PM – 9 PM.
KeynoteRegistration Required
SymposiumRSVP required
Exhibition Period: February 9 – May 8
Keynote Date &  Time: Friday, February 26, 6:30 PM
Symposium Date & Time: Saturday 27 February, 9 AM – 6 PM, Schedule
Exhibition & Keynote Location: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Symposium Location: Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard Hall, 3rd Fl., 3009 Broadway (W117th St.)

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