Lunchtime Talk with Daniel Ehnbom

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
12 - 1 pm | Fralin Museum of Art

Tuesday, March 15th | 12:00-1:00pm | The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA | FREE!

The ancient region of Gandhara was situated in what is today northwest Pakistan and neighboring regions of Afghanistan.  Though the Buddha never visited Gandhara, it became a second holy land of Buddhism. A distinctive sculptural style emerged in the region and flourished from the 1st to the 5th centuries CE, first mostly done in stone and later largely in stucco. The sculpture of Gandhara combines Hellenistic and provincial Roman influences on local idioms with Indian subjects (mostly Buddhist) and motifs. The sculptures were richly painted and gilded in antiquity, but only faint traces of this survive today.

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PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition will require a temporary closure on March 21st, May 2nd & 3rd, and June 20th to allow for the rotation of works in Alternative Futures