Ruffed | Drawings by Patrizia Vignola
This exhibit is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Staten Island Arts.
OPENING: Thursday, July 28, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vignolia’s child portraits use adornment of the ruff to comment on social status. These ornate collars were worn by affluent people in Western Europe from the mid-16 th to the mid-17 th century. Vignola’s beautifully rendered portraits elevate all children to a new inclusive Golden Age.
Location: Staten Island Museum History Center, Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building H, SI, NY 10301
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