Events & Programs

Opening Reception for Reflections of the Buddha
September 9, 2011 5:00-9:00pm


Reflections of the Buddha is the first loan exhibition of Pan-Asian Buddhist art in St. Louis. The artworks represent a wide swath of Buddhist cultures dating from the second century CE. Primarily sculptures, these works come from Afghanistan, China, Korea, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tibet.

Exhibition Description 

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Head of Buddha Sakyamuni, 4th century, Afghanistan, ancient Gandhara region, probably Hadda, Stucco with traces of pigment, 18 x 10 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (45.7 x 26.7 x 24.8 cm), Saint Louis Art Museum, Museum Purchase, 43:1931
Please join us Friday, September 9, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

At 6 p.m., a community of Buddhist laypersons and monastics and members of the Buddhist Council of Greater St. Louis will share an opening chant.

At 6:30 p.m., senior curator Francesca Herndon-Consagra will give opening remarks.

There will be a free shuttle between the Pulitzer and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Grand Center and the Kemper Art Museum at Washington University from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m..

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.