Fragments and Traces—Destroying, Restoring, and Interpreting the Buddhist Caves of Longmen
Tue. April 7th, 2020, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19.
In this talk Fletcher Coleman, Visiting Teaching Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame, will explore the removal, restoration, and subsequent interpretation of Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the Longmen Grottoes at the turn of the twentieth century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Longmen Grottoes were “rediscovered” for the West in the 1890’s. Uniquely positioned as a site of study, collecting, and teaching in Asia and the West, the Longmen Grottoes offer a distinctive lens on the birth of the discipline of East Asian art history in the United States. Professor Coleman is the 2020 Hildegarde and Elbert Baker Visiting Scholar in the Humanities.