The Yungang Grottoes, or caves, are one of China’s earliest Buddhist art masterpieces, dating as far back as the year 460. The Buddhist tradition of religious cave art achieved its first major impact at Yungang, where it developed its own distinct character and artistic power. Hundreds of beautiful Yungang caves and thousands of statues have been conserved and are still intact. Today, the site is protected and open to the public.
Dr. Yi Lidu, Assistant Professor of Chinese Art History at Florida International University, will present a lecture on the Buddhist Caves at Yungang at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach on Sunday, February 17, at 3pm.
The 252 caves and 51,000 statues at Yungang, created in the 5th and 6th centuries, are a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site. The sculpture of a Kneeling Worshipper in the Norton collection from this site will be discussed in context.
Date: Sunday, February 17
Venue: Museum Theater, Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach
The event is free with museum admission, no RSVP is required but seating is limited.
For more information on the Norton Museum of Art, please visit their website here.