Thu Oct 08 2015 6:30 pm thru Thu Oct 08 2015 8:00 pm

Asian Art 101Lecture

Asian Art 101: Buddhism and Art

at Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public
Thu Oct 08 2015 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Crow Collection of Asian Art
$10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public

What does it mean to be enlightened? Join us for a talk that will take you to the world of the Buddha through the inspiring art of Asia.  Learn about the basics of Buddhist philosophy, its iconography (“writing in images”), rituals, aesthetics, and  patronage, and in the end, even learn a little more about ourselves.

Visiting Scholar: Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan, Associate Professor of Religion (Asian Religions), Austin College

Bio: Dr. Ivette Vargas-O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Austin College.  She has two master’s degrees (Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Religious Studies) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Harvard University with a specialization in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Studies, and a subspecialty in Hinduism.  She has received numerous grants as well as scholarships and teaching awards.

Buddhism and Art Recommended Reading List

Option to buy tickets to all twelve Asian Art 101 lectures at a discount ($100 for members, $200 for general public).
Students and teachers please email for a promo code.