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Current Exhibition


 
Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road
敦煌莫高窟: 中國絲綢之路上的佛教藝術

May 7–September 4, 2016
Getty Center

The Mogao Grottoes, located near the town of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert of northwest China, comprise some 500 decorated Buddhist cave temples dating from the 4th to the 14th century. Filled with exquisite wall paintings and sculptures, the caves bear witness to the intense religious, artistic, and cultural exchanges along the Silk Road, the trade routes linking East and West.

Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road features numerous objects originally from the site—such as paintings and manuscripts that have rarely, if ever, traveled to the United States, as well as three spectacular full-size cave replicas. The exhibition celebrates more than 25 years of collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Image caption: Cave 285 (detail), view of the interior, Western Wei dynasty (535–556 CE). Mogao caves, Dunhuang, China. Photo: Wu Jian. © Dunhuang Academy

Events


 
Series
Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Lectures, Music, Film
May 7–September 4, 2016






 
Film Screening and Conversation
BURDEN
May 31, 2016






 
Video Art Screening
Dissonance
June 8, 2016






 
Storytelling and Book Signing
Cornelia Funke's Voyage into the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas
June 19, 2016