Our East. Buddhist Art of the 14th – 20th Centuries from Museums and Private Collections

The Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts is finishing current year with the exhibition “Our East.  Buddhist art of the 14th – 20th centuries from museums and private collections”, which will combine works from the State Hermitage Museum - the largest collection of Buddhist art in Russia - and a number of Ural museums, including the Sverdlovsk Regional Local Lore Museum, Chelyabinsk State museum of Fine Arts and Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts. Moreover, the exhibition will include artworks from large Ural private collections – the collection of O. P. Malakhov (Chelyabinsk), A. V. Glazyrin and R. A. Makarkov (Ekaterinburg).

The exposition will acquaint residents and guests of Ekaterinburg with Buddhist bronze sculpture, traditional painting (Thangka) and ritual objects of a wide time range and geography – Tibet, Nepal, China, Mongolia, as well as selected examples of art from Bhutan, Korea and Buryatia.

The name of the exhibition is connected with the Russian traditions of studying Buddhist culture and collecting art objects that originated in the 18th century. The mere mention of the names of S. F. Oldenburg, F. I. Shcherbatsky, Prince E. E. Ukhtomsky and N. K. Roerich, with whose participation the construction of the first Tibetan-style Buddhist temple in Europe took place. The activities of these and other scientists and collectors largely determined the close connection between Buddhism and the culture of St. Petersburg.

The history of Buddhism in the Urals, where there was no basis for its consolidation, takes a different turn. Nevertheless, for almost a century and a half - starting from the middle of the 19th century - in the Ural region gradually a certain culture of studying and collecting Buddhist art took shape.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive educational program, which includes lectures on certain types and areas of Buddhist art, meetings with collectors, as well as curator tours.

14 December 2018 - 17 February 2019

Voyevodina str., 5

full price 250 rubles

reduced-fare tickets (pensioners, pupils) 100 rubles


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