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Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008
Exhibition: Religious Arts of Asia (Canada)
by Yong Peng (ypong001(a)yahoo.com) [AUS:IP logged]

Religious Arts of Asia
December 5, 2008 to March 22, 2009
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, with millions of different peoples. They follow a wide variety of different religions. Asia was the birthplace of most of the world's mainstream religions including: Shamanism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as many other beliefs.

Historical backgrounds and development of the religious art will be surveyed briefly in the exhibition to provide context for the exhibition's central focus, which compares the art and basic beliefs of the various religions. The exhibition features sacred objects and art from most of the religions. However, due to the nature of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Asian art collection, most of the artefacts on display will be Buddhist as this is one of the strengths of the collection.

Events:
Feb 12, 2009 Lecture 1:00pm. The Architecture of East Asian Buddhist Monasteries with Dr. Jordan Paper.
Feb 26, 2009 Lecture 1:00pm. Thai Buddhist Art The Contemporary Temple Rong Hun with Genevieve Gamche.
Mar 26, 2009 Film Screening 7:00pm. Words of my Perfect Teacher, an award-winning documentary by Leslie Ann Paten about one of the world's most admired Buddhist teachers.

more: http://aggv.bc.ca/exhibitions+archive.aspx?year=-1&id=2122&decade=2000

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