Kashmir through the Camera

What does it mean to own, display, and be responsible for the culture of others? Chicago-based photographer Larry Snider and “Collecting Paradise” curator Rob Linrothe addressed this question at “Photography and the State of Kashmir,” an April 1 discussion. Students, faculty, and community members came curious to the Block Museum, ready to examine what it […]

Kashmir and the Development of Tibetan Buddhism

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

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, […]