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April 2014

Cover news: Archaic Chinese Bronze Set to Return to Hunan in China

Profile: the Saudi photographer Jowhara AlSaud.  The Indian sculpture collections at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th century, opens at the Metropolitan of Art in New York in April. Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centres and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism, at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. Secrets of the Fallen Pagoda: Treasures from the Famen Temple and Tang Court at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. India’s new generation of artists, an interview with Sahej Rahal. Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buiddhist Monastery at Asia Society in New York. Return of the Dragon – a look at Dragon and Clouds the Edo-period fusuma by Shokau, which have recently returned home to the  Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Life is a Highway – Japanese prints in Florida. Refocusing the Lens, the photography of the late Pranlal K Patel, in New York. Islamic Arts Diary. Listings.

The Lost Kingdoms of Early Southeast Asia
THE FLORENCE AND Herbert Irving Asian Wing at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, is home to one of the most extensive and comprehensive collections of Asian art in the West: It boasts more than 35,000...
Golden Visions of Densatil
THROUGHOUT HISTORY, art has been destroyed and culture assaulted. Sometimes it was by accident. Sometimes it was intentional for the purpose of total destruction of buildings and culture of an enemy. ...
Secrets of the Fallen Pagoda
A HEAVY THUNDERSTORM in 1981 led to the dramatic collapse of the Famen Temple, a 13-storey pagoda in Shaanxi province, China, built in 1609. However, it was not until 1987 when further exploratory exc...
Enter The Mandala
THIS EXHIBITION OF cross-cultural esoteric Buddhist art, comprising predominantly Himalayan works of art from the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s collections, illustrates a unique concept where...
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