Exhibitions: Light of Asia: Buddha Sakyamuni in Asian Art

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    Light of Asia: Buddha Sakyamuni in Asian Art

    • Dates: November 1, 1984 through February 10, 1985
    • Collections: Asian Art
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    • THE MENU IS DIVERSE AND THE FLAVOR IS TRULY INTERNATIONALSeptember 9, 1984 By MICHAEL BRENSON"There is an impressive diversity in this season's exhibition schedule that reflects the openness, internationalism and sense of possibility of the current art scene. It would be hard to imagine a season with more promising shows, on more kinds of art, from more corners of the world. In terms of 19th- and 20th-century painting, for example, there..." (New York Times Fee Required)
    • UTOPIA IN THE OUTER BOROUGHSNovember 4, 1984 By Paul Goldberger"Paul Goldberger is the Pulitzer Prize- winning architecture critic of The New York Times. New Yorkers sometimes say that Middle America begins at the East River, that once you get outside Manhattan the rest of New York starts to look, if not quite like other places, a lot more ordinary, a lot more mun dane, a lot more like Trenton or Hartford or..." (New York Times Fee Required)
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