Nice, Musée d'Arts Asiatiques

Presented for the first time in Europe, this utterly unique collection of artefacts was salvaged from the Buddhist temples of Mongolia before their destruction in 1928. Both a moving witness to history and a colorful discovery of Buddhist art, the holy pieces on display chronicle the integration of Tibetan Buddhism into Mongolian culture and are presented with diligent respect for the rituals that likely surrounded them. A 17-18th century bronze sculpture of Manjushri and an 18th century canvas of Avalokiteshvara, one of the more widely revered bodhisattvas in mainstream Mahayana Buddhism, are just some of the iconic artefacts on view. A program of concerts, conferences and two photographic exhibitions accompanies this landmark exhibition in world culture.

June 15th through November 15th, 2009
405, Promenade des Anglais
06200 Nice
T. +33 (0)4 92 29 37 00