Lecture

Buddhist Art: From Antiquity to the 21st Century
Speaker: Kristina Youso, Independent Scholar
Thursday, January 25, 2007
6 pm, Free
Cantor Arts Center Auditorium

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Visions of Dharma: Thai Contemporary Art, this talk focuses on basic symbolism and subject matter in Buddhist art. The speaker will explore essential themes and visual symbols, with a primary focus on the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which predominates in Thailand. Buddhist subject matter of special importance in Thailand will be discussed, with associations made both to works in the Cantor Arts Center's collections and to the contemporary work of artists Kamol Tassanachalee and Thawan Duchanee, who are featured in thenVisions of Dharma exhibition. Read more about the exhibition.

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies, the Asian Religions and Cultures Initiative, and the Cantor Arts Center.

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