Now and Then: Buddhist Art at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

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Tyche, Gandhara, 3rd century. Schist. H: 36". BAMPFA. On long-term loan from a private collection. Photo courtesy of Christie's.

Now and Then: Buddhist Art at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Julia White
August 14, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Zoom Webinar
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members

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Two exhibitions featuring Buddhist art, one current, Divine Women: Divine Wisdom, and one planned for next year, Beyond Boundaries: Gandharan Buddhist Art, will be the focus of this curator's talk by Julia White. Divine Women focuses on images of women in the context of Buddhist and Hindu art is the current exhibition, which has been extended until next year. Beyond Boundaries will feature works from the Gandharan region dating to the 3rd to 9th centuries, drawn from public (including the Asian Art Museum) and private collections. This exhibition is co-curated by Ms. White and Dr. Osmund Bopearachchi and is slated to open in April of 2021.

Julia White is Senior Curator for Asian Art at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, where she has organized notable exhibitions of Chinese and Japanese painting, and Buddhist art of Tibet as well as on numerous other topics. Ms. White is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where she studied with the late Professor Emeritus James Cahill. She has lived and traveled widely in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.


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