Digital Avalokiteśvara Workshop

December 1, 2010

IATH Fellow Dorothy Wong, Associate Professor of Art History, is leading a workshop on her digital Avalokiteśvara project on Friday, December 10. The project's full title, "Power of Compassion: Paths of Transmission of Avalokiteśvara across Asia," centers on the Buddhist Bodhisattva of Compassion, who became one of the most popular deities in all of Asia. The workshop will begin with some explanation of the project prototype, followed by discussion to obtain feedback that will help improve and fine-tune the design, and also to explore possibilities that such a project can generate and support (such as virtual exhibitions). Project Co-Directors Daniel Pitti and Worthy Martin will attend, along with the project's advisors and consultants:

Denise Patry Leidy, Curator of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Janice Leoshko, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Texas, Austin

Katherine Anne Paul, Curator of Arts of Asia, Newark Museum, New Jersey

Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Curator of Traditional Asian Art, Asia Society Museum, New York

Jeffrey Smith, Images Collection, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C.

Keith Wilson, Associate Director and Curator of Ancient Chinese Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C.

Daisy Wang, Project Manager for Chinese Art, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, D.C.

Hiram Woodward, Curator of Asian Art, Emeritus, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

The workshop is funded in part by the East Asia Center and is being held on December 10 from 9:30 am - noon in Fayerweather Hall 206. This is a public event, but seating is limited.