Exhibition catalog accompanying the exhibition Las Huellas de Buda (The Footprints of the Buddha), organized by LACMA curators Tushara Bindu Gude and Stephen Little in conjunction with consulting curator Karina Romero Blanco at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.
The exhibition presented an international survey of Buddhism and Buddhist art, beginning with the religion’s origins in India and following its spread through mainland and island Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia), the Himalayas (Kashmir, Nepal, and Tibet), and East Asia (China, Korea, and Japan). Incorporating some 150 masterpieces from LACMA’s Asian art collections and several loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Casa Tibet México, and private collections in Mexico City, the exhibition introduced key concepts of Buddhist thought and practice viewed through the prism of rare and extraordinarily beautiful Buddhist sculptures, paintings, and ritual objects.
Las Huellas de Buda presents a coherent conceptual framework that unites the arts of Buddhism across the enormous geographical expanse of Asia, and explores the regional variations in style and belief that characterize the evolving manifestations of Buddhist practice over the course of two millennia.
- 287 pages, 8.75 x 11.8 x 1 inches