Nelson-Atkins Museum Major Lender in Pan-Asian Buddhist Art Exhibition at Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

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KANSAS CITY, MO.- Five works of art from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s internationally acclaimed Asian collection have been loaned to The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis for Reflections of the Buddha, a superb selection of some of the greatest Buddhist sculptures and hanging scrolls held in the United States. The Nelson-Atkins’ contributions range from some of the earliest depictions of Buddhist art to a Tibetan thangka, painted in color on cloth, from the 18th century. Reflections of the Buddha offers visitors a unique encounter with Buddhist visual and spiritual traditions, experienced in harmony with the contemplative atmosphere of the Foundation. “The Nelson-Atkins Museum is an extraordinary treasure; its Asian collections are among the very best anywhere in the Western world,” said Robert Mowry