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Expert In Early Buddhist Art To Give Bayly's Weedon Lecture March 19

March 5, 2001--

    • WHO: Marylin Rhie, Jessie Wells Post Professor of Art and professor of East Asian studies at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.
    • WHAT: Lecture on "Buddhist Art, War and Religion in Fourth Century China and Central Asia," part of the Bayly Art Museum's Weedon lecture series at the University of Virginia
    • WHEN: Monday, March 19, 5:30 p.m.
    • WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153, at U.Va.

Rhie has traveled extensively in Asia and has written on Buddhist art, particularly that of China, Tibet and Korea. With Tibetan scholar Robert Thurman, she co-curated the exhibition "Wisdom and Compassion, the Sacred Art of Tibet," which traveled to 11 venues in America, Europe, Japan and Taiwan from 1991 to 1996. The pair also co-authored a book by the same title.

In 1999, Rhie and Thurman co-wrote "Worlds of Transformation," a book on the Shelley and Donald Rubin collection, a private collection of Tibetan painting. That year, Brill Academic Publishers issued Volume I of her series "Early Buddhist Art of China and Central Asia." The planned three-volume series studies developments in the earliest Buddhist art of China and its relation to that of Central Asia and India from the first to the mid-fifth century. Volume II is scheduled for publication this year.

Support from the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation funds the lecture series.

Parking for the lecture is available in the Museum lot and the A6 lot, opposite the Museum on Rugby Road.

Information about the Bayly Art Museum is available on the Web at http://www.virginia.edu/~bayly.

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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