Buddhist art in Myanmar opens in New York next month

Gu Byauk Gyi pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar. source: Mizzima 20150108

The Asia Society plays host to Buddhist art from Myanmar starting from next month.

Gu Byauk Gyi pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar. source: Mizzima 20150108
Gu Byauk Gyi pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar. source: Mizzima 20150108

Myanmar Buddhist art set for New York exhibition
Mizzima, 08 January 2015

An exhibition “Buddhist Art of Myanmar” is set to open in New York in the United States displaying religious artifacts from museums in Myanmar.

Approximately 70 works from the 5th through to the early 20th century will be on viewFebruary 10 through May 10, 2015 at the Asia Society Museum on Park Avenue, New York.

The exhibition includes loans from the National Museums in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, the Bagan Archaeological Museum, Sri Ksetra Archaeological Museum, and the Kaba Aye Buddhist Art Museum, as well as works from public and private collections in the United States.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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