Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution

Lessons from the Xiangtangshan Project

I would like to speak about our current special exhibition "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan". It will be closing in Washington on Sunday July 31 and moving on to Dallas and then San Diego. The show has gotten a lot of attention lately (Wall Street Journal review and an upcoming piece of the PBS Newshour, etc.). There are many interesting aspects to this project including: