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Members Exhibition Preview
Buddha’s Smile

Thu 1 Jun 17, 12pm–5pm
NGV International
Meet: Asian Art Temporary Exhibitions
Level 1 Mezzanine

Free entry

Explore the story of Buddha in his multitude of incarnations, from Buddhist inspired artwork and Zen philosophy, to Buddhist costume, religious symbolism, painting conventions and historical narratives. Buddha’s Smile reveals the unique style and mediums of art throughout Asia with a focus on the tranquillity and silent transmission of Buddhist philosophy through the simple gesture of a smile. Preview the exhibition and join NGV Senior Curator, Asian Art, Wayne Crothers for an introductory floor talk at 1.30pm.