April 20, 2017 – 12:00 pm

Curator’s Tour: Secrets of Buddhist Art

Presented by Katie Delmez, curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Meet at the exhibition entrance
Members free; admission required for not-yet-members

Tibet, Japan, and Korea all practice a form of esoteric or “secret” Buddhism. Called Vajrayana Buddhism, this form utilizes works of art that reveal a complex array of both human and divine figures. Join coordinating curator Katie Delmez to discover the powerful meanings behind their arresting visuals.

This program is held in conjuction with Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea.


Crowned Buddha, Tibet, 15th–16th centuries. Mercury gilding, copper alloy, and turquoise. Newark Museum, Purchase 1920 Shelton Collection, 20.454


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