The Old Masters: Buddhist Art & Pottery

April 2 through June 30, 2019

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the Down Jersey Folklife Center

This exhibition features a variety of Buddhist artworks from the private collections of Frederick Kramer and Losang Samten. View pottery in the distinct ceramic styles of several Chinese periods, including Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties; Balinese pen and ink paintings; Chinese Brush paintings; sculptures of Tibetan, Balinese, Chinese, Burmese and Cambodian Buddhas; Bodhisattvas and other deities created in bronze, brass, and wood, including Buddha Maitreya, Avalokiteshvara, Green Tara, White Tara, and Hevajra; as well as Tibetan thangkas – Buddhist paintings on cotton with silk appliqué.

Image Top: Tibetan Thangka (detail), Collection of Losang Samten.
Image Left: Vase with Dragon Motif, 19th century Cloisonné, Late Qing Dynasty, Collection of Frederick Kramer and Carmen Quiles.

Creation Station: Red Paper Lanterns!

Some activities are better when experienced together. At the Creation Station in the Down Jersey Folklife Center, follow step by step instructions to create your own miniature paper lantern. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in this fun activity! Materials are provided, free with General Admission to WheatonArts!

Special “make & take” project during Wheaton Wednesday!

July 10, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Experience the art of making a two-tiered paper lantern using decorative Chinese red envelopes. Click here to learn more! 

WheatonArts staff member Rosa assists a child and an adult creating paper lanterns in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts

“The Old Masters: Buddhist Art & Pottery” exhibit is part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center’s “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project, presented in partnership with Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Atlantic
County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Major support for this partnership project has been
provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

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