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Gallery Talk: Gwaneum

December 21, 2017, 12 – 1 pm
Asian Art Gallery
  • Gwaneum

Korean, Gwaneum (detail), 1300s. Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke

Look closely a rare example of an early Korean Buddhist painting with Dr. Jeffrey Moser, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University. The majestic goddess depicted, the Water-Moon Avalokitesvara (Gwaneum in Korean), is renowned for her ability to assume many forms. Join the conversation about visual and material characteristics, along with meaning(s) that might be derived from this large-scale scroll.

Free with admission.

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