Focus on Asian Art:
December 15, 2007 - June 15, 2008
The Buddhist god of compassionate wisdom, Guanyin, takes on different guises throughout Asia. The Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt collection contains an important Vietnamese Guanyin. The large-scale 17th-18th-century lacquered wood image serves as a focal point, with approximately 15 additional sculptures and images from the Ringling Museum collections, to present in context the deity’s representations in Asia. The exhibition is organized by guest curator Amy G. Poster with the assistance of Benita Stambler, PhD., project assistant, and is on display in the Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing Wing.