This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Art of Buddhism Evening Lecture/Seminar Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Add to calendar iCalendar Gmail Yahoo Mail Outlook Outlook.com Code: 1J0168 Select your Tickets Resize text Materials for this program Handout Cave mural painting of the Buddha surrounded by bodhisattvas, China Over the millennia, the ancient practice of Buddhism has led to the creation of many diverse schools and traditions. Broad categories such as Nikaya Buddhism, Mahayana, and Vajrayana each have their own unique artistic traditions. Pure Land Buddhism inspired paintings and sculpture of the Western Paradise; Tiantai, the centrality of richly illustrated Lotus Sutras; and Zen, the elegantly expressive medium of ink painting, among others. Robert DeCaroli, an art history professor at George Mason University, examines how differences in practice among Buddhism’s various schools were expressed through art. He explains the cultural and sectarian influences that informed the makers of Buddhist art, as well as the ideological differences that shaped it. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here. This online program is presented on Zoom.