EXHIBITION TALK Japanese Hakuho Sculpture & Its Place in East Asian Buddhist Art

May 22, 2003
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A number of beautiful Buddhist sculptures, primarily small, gilt-bronze images, were produced during the Hakuho period (ca. 650-710) in Japan. Reflecting the extraordinary blossoming of sculpture in China of the later Six Dynasties and Sui periods and on the Korean peninsula from later Three Kingdoms to the Unified Silla period, the sculptors of Hakuho, Japan, drew on these exceedingly diverse styles to create a new synthesis. Donald F. McCallum, Professor of Art History, University of California at Los Angeles, discusses the stylistic development of Hakuho sculpture, considered in many respects to be among the most original and imaginative in Japanese art.

Held in conjunction with the Japan Society Gallery exhibition Transmitting the Forms of Divinity: Early Buddhist Art from Korea and Japan.

Tickets: $10, Japan Society & The Korea Society members & seniors $8, students $5.

  • Thursday, May 22, 2003
  • 6:30 pm