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Asia Week’s Live Museum Lectures

Buddha Attended by Two Bodhisattvas, Gandhara, Peshawar region, Pakistan, inscribed and dated
' Year 5,' schist, private collection

Annual Distinguished Lecture on the Arts of South and Southeast Asia
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Friday, March 18, 2022 at 4:30pm
Buddhist Art of Gandhara and the 'Year 5' Buddha: New Studies in Chronology and Iconography
Juhyung Rhi, Professor of Buddhist Art History, Seoul National University, Korea
Live at the museum and live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube

The 'Year 5' Buddha is one of only five dated Gandharan sculptures known to exist. This masterpiece, which has been widely studied and exhibited and was acquired at Christie's New York in September 2020, is of singular importance for both its dated dedicatory inscription and innovative iconographic features. This talk explores the diverse questions raised by this image within the unfolding setting of Buddhist art in Gandhara in the early centuries of the Common Era.

Professor Juhyung Rhi, who received his PhD from University of California, Berkeley, focuses on the Buddhist art of India, Central Asia, and Korea, especially the art of ancient Gandhara and the Korean tradition. 

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Reflections of a Collector by George Mann
Japanese Art Society of America (JASA)

Sunday, March 20 at 11am at Japan Society
Live lecture and Zoom webinar

JASA hosts a lecture by renowned Chicago print collector George Mann, who will share his perspective on putting together one of the finest Japanese print collections in private hands. The lecture will be held at Japan Society in New York, 333 E 47th St, and on Zoom. The lecture will be followed by JASA's business meeting.

As recalled in his recent memoir, Sixty Years with Japanese Prints, George Mann, who had a career as a lawyer, was set on his long engagement with Japanese prints by the Cottle family, whose son Tom was a school-friend of Mann. Over the decades, he encountered many scholars, dealers, and collectors, all of whom shared his passion for Japanese prints .

Advance registration is required for this event. For those who visit in person, their ticket will also give access to Japan Society's current exhibition Shikō Munakata:
A Way of Seeing
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