The Grotto Library of Dunhuang | Thursday, April 25
9:30 AM | Coffee | Education Center, Art Library
Friends of the Library and Friends of Asian Art are invited to the Art Library for light refreshments and discussion with Ann Roddy. **Please park in front of the Johnson-Blalock Education Center and enter through the Johnson-Blalock Education Center to the Art Library.
10:30 AM | Conversation | Chao Lecture Hall
Join Ann Roddy, Director of the Elling Eide Research Library, for an illuminating discussion of the Grotto Library of Dunhuang. In the early eleventh century, a cavernous library was sealed behind a painted clay wall, within the Mogao Caves, along the Silk Roak of Dunhuang, China. In 1900 a Daoist monk discovered the Dunhuang Library and its treasure of 50,000 documents, hundreds of paintings, textiles, and other objects of material culture.
RSVP is requested by Friday, April 19; call 941-360-7330 or by email at email@example.com
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