Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th–15th Centuries
March 30–August 30, 2018
Gallery 225, Main Building
中国佛教10世纪到15世纪艺术展由星期二至星期日（3月30日至8月30日）在圣路易斯艺术博物馆（Saint Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive; www.slam.org）第225号画廊展出，免费入场。
About the Exhibition
In the centuries after Buddhism was introduced to China in the early part of the Han dynasty (AD 25–220), the style of Chinese Buddhist art developed its own unique characteristics. Spanning nearly 600 years—from the Five Dynasties (907–960) to the early part of the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644)—Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th–15th Centuries explores this evolution with rarely exhibited works from the Museum’s collection that depict significant Buddhist subjects, including bodhisattvas, arhats, and lotuses.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is a wall painting depicting the Seated Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Guanyin) that once decorated a temple hall in northern China during the Five Dynasties period. One of the oldest and largest surviving works of its kind, the wall painting was given to the Museum by C.T. Loo, the preeminent dealer of Chinese art and artifacts during the first half of the 20th century. Also on view are four hanging scrolls, including a pair illustrated with lotuses, and a painted wooden sculpture of a seated arhat that has never been exhibited at the Museum.
Gallery 225 is devoted to the periodic rotation of East Asian works on silk and paper and related objects. Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th–15th Centuries is on view from March 30 to August 30, 2018. This exhibition is curated by Philip Hu, curator of Asian art.