Lecture by Fletcher Coleman, "Fragments and Traces–Destroying, Restoring, and Interpreting the Buddhist Caves of Longmen"

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Location: Room 1030, Jenkins-Nanovic

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The Department of Art, Art History & Design and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies presents a lecture by Fletcher Coleman, joint-fellow for the study of Asian art at the University of Notre Dame. The title of the lecture is "Fragments and Traces–Destroying, Restoring, and Interpreting the Buddhist Caves of Longmen," and it will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Room 1030, Jenkins-Nanovic Hall. 

About the presentation:
This talk explores the removal, restoration, and subsequent interpretation of Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the Longmen Grottoes at the turn of the 20th century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Longmen Grottoes were "rediscovered" for the West in the 1890's. Uniquely positioned as a site of study, collecting, and teaching in Asia and the West, the Longmen Grottoes offer a distinctive lens on the birth of the discipline of East Asian art history.

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