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Weedon Lecture in the Arts of Asia | Gandharan Buddhism: Relics, Imagery and Trade
February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
@Campbell 153: School of Architecture at UVA
Venue Address: 110 Bayly Drive Charlottesville VA 22903
Gandharan Buddhism: Relics, Imagery and Trade
by Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator of South Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 8 @ 6 pm
Campbell Hall, Room 153
Kurt A. Behrendt, Associate Curator of South Asian Art has been at the Met since 2006. He has done more than half dozen exhibitions including Buddhism along the Silk Road (2012) and Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations (2014) and has published widely on the Buddhist art and architecture of the India sub-continent. Before coming to the Met, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses on South Asian art at Temple University. Ongoing field research in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Southeast Asia and Japan provides a foundation for his exhibitions and publications. His 1997 Ph.D. from U.C.L.A. focused on the Buddhist Architecture of Gandhara.