Exclusive Screening: The Buddha
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 6:30 pm
Award-winning documentary filmmaker David Grubin premieres his new film, The Buddha. Narrated by Richard Gere, this two-hour biography of the Buddha, scheduled to air on PBS April 7, 2010, was produced in conjunction with Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art.
Funding provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities, PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Shinnyo-en Foundation, The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and The Bumper Foundation.
The Quiet in the Land: Art, Spirituality and Everyday Life, Luang Prabang, Laos
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm
Writers, curators, and artists Carol Becker, Ann Hamilton, and France Morin reflect on the four-year innovative project The Quiet in the Land in Luang Prabang, Laos. Prominent visual artists worked with the local community to create art that explored the impact of globalization on everyday life and contemporary art's potential to function as an agent of social transformation. Moderated by Vishakha Desai, President, Asia Society.
The Art of Pilgrimage: Journeys of Faith and Discovery
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Join us for an all day, multi-disciplinary discussion with artists, authors, and scholars on traditional and contemporary practices of pilgrimage. Speakers include: Diana Eck, Harvard (keynote); Shalini Ayyagari, Dartmouth College; Perry Garfinkel author of Buddha or Bust; filmmaker David Grubin, The Buddha; Pico Iyer, author of The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home; Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania; Pankaj Mishra author of An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World; D. Max Moerman, Barnard College; and Chün-fang Yü, Columbia University.
ExploreAsia: Mapping Asia
Saturday, May 1, 2010, 11:30 am–1:00 pm
Pack your bags–you’re going to India! An exciting gallery hunt in the exhibition Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art takes you to some of India’s most beloved sites. Map your journey along the way and create a work of art to remember what you saw.
Purchase Tickets: Online at https://tickets.AsiaSociety.org or call 212.517.ASIA (2742)