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.