Buddhist Art at Scripps College

Scripps is fortunate to have several important works of art that illuminate the teachings of Buddhism. From an 8th century Chinese sutra scroll to a 20th century Korean woodblock print, the collection includes a wide variety of paintings, calligraphy, prints, sculptures, ceramics, cloisonné and textiles. This exhibition will focus on images of bodhisattvas and Bodhidharma, and is in conjunction with two Scripps Core Humanities Seminars and with the “Arts of Japan” survey course. Of particular interest is a recently restored 15-16th century Ming Dynasty baimiao / fine line ink painting of the Bodhisattva Samanthabadra; this is one of 15 Chinese paintings currently being conserved by one of Japan’s foremost painting conservation studios in Kyoto.

For further information concerning this exhibition, please contact Professor Bruce Coats.