Lecture: BUDDHA IN A SHOPPING BAG

unnamedWednesday, September 28 @ 7:30 pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Ackerman Hall, Level Three

In the Western world, buddhas and bodhisattvas are frequently used as carriers for advertising luxury goods, as objets d’art, and as body ornaments. In a lecture titled Buddha in a Shopping Bag, Martin Brauen, chief curator emeritus at the Rubin Museum of Art, explores such uses of sacred Buddhist images and ways in which contemporary artists are depicting and transforming Buddhist symbols.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Family Album: New Work by Gonkar Gyatso in Collaboration with Photographer Zhadui. It is free and open to the Emory community and the public.

Parking is available at the Oxford Road and Fishburne Decks. On weekdays before 4:00 pm, accessible parking is available in the Oxford Road parking deck. Enter the Oxford Road building and take the elevator to top (Plaza) Level, and follow the accessible route path markers to the rear (Plaza Level) entrance of the museum. On weekends and after 4:00 pm daily, handicap accessible parking spaces are available on South Kilgo Circle, adjacent to the rear (Plaza Level) entrance to the museum. A government-issued hangtag must be displayed. Click here for a printable Emory parking map and accessible route to museum from Oxford Deck.

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