The Enlightened One: Buddhist Art in the Israel Museum CollectionFebruary 14, 2006-August 1, 2006
Location: Nathan Cummings Building for Modern and Contemporary Art
Curator: Etti Gisis
Spanning a period of over 2,000 years, the works on display range from the earliest representations of Buddha and his attendants in India to later forms developed in China and Japan. Along with the various Buddhas, deities, and sages, Tibetan ritual objects are also on display. Together, the works – some of which are shown to the public for the first time – convey the many facets of Buddhist art, its multiple meanings, and its visual richness.