Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art
This exhibit has been made possible, in part, through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
OPENING: Saturday, October 22, 2016
A collaboration with Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Infinite Compassion introduces visitors to Buddhist art, culture and belief across Asia. After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with sculptures, ritual objects, and paintings (thangkas) from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.
Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301