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PRESENTATION
Buddha, Central Thailand, Second half of the 7th c., Sandstone, National Museum, Bangkok
Buddha, Central Thailand, Second half of the 7th c., Sandstone, National Museum, Bangkok
Peter Skilling @ Symposium « Sculpture in Southeast Asia, 5tH to 8tH Century », MOMA
17 MAY 14
On  Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 2:00 pm, Peter Skilling will give a lecture « Inscribing Buddhism: Art and Epigraphy in Early Southeast Asia » at the Internatioinal Symposium : New Researches in Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

The symposium is presented with the exhibition « Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century », on view through July 27, 2014 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is made possible by  The James H. W. Thompson Foundation. 

The exhibition is made possible by the Placido Arango Fund, the Fred Eychaner Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Additional support is provided by Jim Thompson America, Inc. and Bangkok Broadcasting & T.V. Co., Ltd. 

The exhibition and the symposium are accompanied with the illustrated book « Lost Kingdoms: Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, 5th to 8th Century » (within, Peter Skilling's new article: "Precious Deposits: Buddhism Seen through Inscriptions in Early Southeast Asia").


PROGRAM:

*** The symposium is free with Museum admission; reservations and tickets are not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ***

10:30  Welcome and Introduction
John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Morning Moderator: M. L. Pattaratorn Chirapravati,
Professor of Asian Art History and Curatorial Studies, California State University, Sacramento 

10:45  Keynote Lecture
Interactions, Motivations, Developments: Are We Close to Understanding Early Southeast Asian Sculpture?
Hiram W. Woodward, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator Emeritus, The Walters Art Museum 

11:30  Language, Epigraphy, and Art: Inscribed Buddhist Bronzes from Ancient Java Arlo Griffiths, Professor, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Jakarta 

12:00  The Mitred Gods of Pre-Angkorian Sculpture
Paul Lavy, Assistant Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art History and Art History; Graduate Program Director, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

12:30 Independent viewing of the exhibition 

Afternoon Moderator: John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

2:00  Inscribing Buddhism: Art and Epigraphy in Early Southeast Asia
Peter Skilling, Professor, École française d'Extrême-Orient, Bangkok 

2:30 The Great Silver Reliquary of Sri Ksetra: Where Early Epigraphy and Buddhist Art Meet
Janice Stargardt, Professorial Research Fellow in the Historical Archaeology and Geography of Asia Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

3:00 Dvaravati Revisited
Piriya Krairiksh, The Thailand Research Fund Senior Scholar in Art History

3:30 What Was the Impact of Indian Art and Culture in Southeast Asia? Pyu and Mon Art under the Looking Glass
Robert L. Brown, Professor, Indian and Southeast Asian Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, and Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

4:00 Cham-Khmer Artistic Relationship, Early 7th to Early 9th Century
Pierre Baptiste, Chief Curator, Southeast Asia, Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet, Paris

4:30 Hindu-Buddhist Southeast Asia: Concluding Remarks
Tansen Sen, Associate Professor of Asian History, The City University of New York, and John Guy 


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