October 1, 2010
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The product of a collaborative meditation by two internationally known artistic visionaries, Max Gimblett and Lewis Hyde, oxherding is based on the Song-Dynasty Chinese “Oxherding Series,” a Zen Buddhist parable of self-discovery comprised of pictures and verse. A contemporary American set of perspectives on this greatly venerated Buddhist text, the exhibition includes six collaborative artist books, a series of 10 sumi ink paintings by Max Gimblett, and 10 poems in Chinese and three English versions translated by Lewis Hyde.

Listen to: Track 1: "American Ox" poem and preface translation by Lewis Hyde. Read by the author and Max Gimblett. Track 2: Lewis Hyde and Max Gimblett discuss the making of the oxherding artist books.

View an image gallery from the exhibition

This exhibit is on view concurrently with The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin.

Related Events


Mark Epstein & Lewis Hyde:
Mindful Living

Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 PM


The Personality of a Poem: Creative Writing Workshop with Lewis Hyde

Saturday, October 16, 2 PM


Sumi Ink Painting Workshop with Max Gimblett

October 17, November 13, December 18, & January 9

oxherding is made possible in part by contributions from Brian Sweeney, Max Gimblett, and an anonymous donor.

  • October 1, 2010 – January 16, 2011