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  • Infinite Compassion

    Infinite Compassion: Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art

    This exhibit has been made possible, in part, through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Members Only Preview: Friday, October 21, 2016
    5:00pm - 8:00pm

     

    PUBLIC OPENING: Saturday, October 22, 2016
    10:00am - 4:00pm

    1/2 Price Museum Admission All Day!

    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.

    After the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara, is the most ubiquitous deity in Mahayana Buddhism. This revered Bodhisattva promotes compassion. A Bodhisattva is an individual who, upon achieving enlightenment, renounces his/her own Nirvana (extinction) in order to help others achieve enlightenment. The exhibit will interpret this aspect of Buddhist art with 46 sculptures, ritual objects, paintings (thangkas) and photographs from India, Tibet, China, Nepal and Japan, as well as contemporary Asian art.

    Guest Curator and scholar Patricia Karetzky, (O. Munsterberg Chair of Asian Art, Bard College), developed the exhibition content in collaboration with the two museums. Additional works will be on loan from the Rubin Museum of Art; the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College and private collectors.

    Location: Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, SI, NY 10301