Kashmir and the Development of Tibetan Buddhism

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The Block Museum welcomed Matthew T. Kapstein, director of Tibetan Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, on February 18, 2015. Kapstein was introduced by Sarah Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Religion in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University. Jacoby […]

Early Art of Kashmir with Madhu Ghose

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This winter, the Block’s major exhibition, Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies, explores the impact of centuries of collecting in Kashmir and the Western Himalayas. The exhibition showcases religious objects produced from the 7th to 17th centuries in the region. On Tuesday, February 10, Dr. Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, […]

Dr. Siddiq Wahid Visits the Block Museum

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This past week, beginning February 3rd, the Block was fortunate enough to have Dr. Siddiq Wahid, a historian of Central Asian and Tibetan political history and a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, visit our museum. Wahid’s busy week began with coffee chats with the Block Museum faculty, Anthropology professor Robert Launay, visiting professor in Asian-American Studies Daniel […]