During the last years of his life, Vincent van Gogh became obsessed with Japanese woodblock prints. Museum Docent and AAC member Hilda Yoder presents her research on how his study of these prints radicalized his painting style and contributed to his remarkable artistic development.
What do we see when we look at works of Buddhist sculpture? Do we focus only on the exterior appearance? There are indeed hidden, interior worlds to Buddhist statues, reliquaries of visible and non-visible things.
The Huntington's Phillip E. Bloom, Ph.D., provides a glimpse into the multisensory experience of Chyinese Buddhist rituals - the fragrance of incense, the sounds of rhythmic chanting and clattering cymbols - through close reading of a series of 12th century paintings.