MapQuest to Heaven
Womb World, one of a pair of 13th-century Japanese hanging scrolls, Mandalas of Both Worlds. Courtesy Brooklyn Museum
A great review in the New York Times about ancient Japanese mandalas. These look quite different than the more commonly exhibited works from Bhutan and Tibet. This is a rare opportunity to view these until November, if you are going to be in New York City.
Art Review | ‘Japanese Mandalas’
If You Go: Cosmic MapQuests to Enlightenment
By HOLLAND COTTER
Published: July 17, 2009
With Buddhist sculpture, portraits, and cosmiclike paintings, the Metropolitan Museum offers an homage to a spiritual leader.