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The Buddha’s Word @ Stanford
Temporary Exhibition

The Buddha’s Word @ Stanford

October 18, 2017–March 18, 2018

Pages from a Manuscript of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

Artist unknown (India, 12th C.), Pages from a Manuscript of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra (Prajnaparamita), detail, 12th century. Ink and color on palm leaf. Museum Purchase Fund, 1964.115.a

Madeleine H. Russell Gallery

This exhibition showcases Buddhist manuscripts and prints held at the Cantor and in Stanford libraries, ranging in dates from around the 11th century to the early 20th century, and coming from various parts of the traditional Buddhist world, from Sri Lanka to Japan. The Buddha’s Word highlights the written word not simply as the visual counterpart to speech but as a thing of beauty and sacredness in and of itself.

This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center in collaboration with faculty from the Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Darle and Patrick Maveety Fund for Asian Art. 

Museum Hours

The Stanford art museums will open to the campus community on April 16 and to the public on April 21 at 25% capacity.
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Map and Directions

The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus. The Cantor faces the Bing Concert Hall across Palm Drive, northwest of The Oval and the Main Quad.

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5060

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Parking

Parking is limited. Stanford has a new contactless web/app system to pay for parking. Prior to your visit, we recommend you visit the Stanford Transportation website to learn more about the new visitor parking process.

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