Buddhist Art


 

 

Museum Collections and Exhibits of Buddhist Art

Here are some websites to begin your search for a Buddhist image! Feel free to add more websites below...

 

 

 

    World Timeline of Art: Timeline and Thematic Essays on Asian Art from the Met

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hm/06/hm06.htm

 

Explore Thematic Essays at the Met on Life of the Buddha, Tibetan Buddhist Art, and Zen Buddhism 

 

 

 

  Asian Art Collection: Search the Collection or view Current Exhibits at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

http://www.asianart.org/collection.htm 

 

 

       Buddhist Art in Asia: A Guided Tour of Cornell's Asian Art and its Symbolism

   http://www.museum.cornell.edu/HFJ/edu/buddhist/index.html

 

 

 

      Buddhism, The Art of Asia: Images and Essays from the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/buddhism/ 

 

 

 

          Japanese Buddhist Art: Explore the Asian Art Collection from the MFA in Boston

http://www.mfa.org/collections/sub.asp?key=22&subkey=111

 

 

 

           Buddhist Art and Trade Routes: Essays and Images of Buddhist Asia from Asia Society

http://www.asiasocietymuseum.com/buddhist_trade/indian.html

 

 

          Multimedia Tour of the Buddhist World: A Series of Photo Essays from Pacific Asia Museum

http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/buddhism/ 

 

 

 

       Database of Himalayan Art: Search Dozens of Museum Collections of Himalayan Art

http://www.himalayanart.org/

 

 

 

   UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Click on an Interactive Map to explore ancient Buddhist Sites

 http://whc.unesco.org/en/254/ 

 or for India only http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_whs.asp

 

Explore archealogical sites in photos, video and panographies at Stupa at SanchiBorobudur Temple, Anchor Wat, or Ajanta Caves 

 

 

 

        Along the Silk Road: Clickable map to view slide shows of Buddhist sacred sites along the Silk Road.

http://chinadatacenter.org/culturemap/en/slide.htm

 

 

 

     The Thai Buddhist Image: A Historical Overview of Styles in Thai Art

  http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/buddhist-art/thaiart.html

 

 

 

   Exhibitions of Asian Art: Web Links to Current Museum and Gallery Shows

 http://www.asianart.com/exhibitions.html#gendun