Detail image, Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, Southern Xiangtangshan Cave Temples, Cave 2. Northern Qi dynasty, 550–577. Limestone with traces of pigment. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1921.1

Detail, Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. China, Hebei province, Fengfeng, Southern Xiangtangshan Cave Temples, Cave 2. Northern Qi dynasty, 550–577. Limestone with traces of pigment. Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1921.1

Promise of Paradise: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

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Detail image, sitigarbha Bodhisattva 南無地藏菩薩像; Hanging scroll (mounted on panel); Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century; Ink, color, and gold on silk; China, Dunhuang; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1935.11

Detail, sitigarbha Bodhisattva 南無地藏菩薩像; Hanging scroll (mounted on panel); Northern Song dynasty, late 10th-early 11th century; Ink, color, and gold on silk; China, Dunhuang; Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art F1935.11

Enlightened Beings: Buddhism in Chinese Paintings

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Still of video image; Jananne Al-Ani, Shadow Sites II, 2011; single-channel HD video projection, color, with sound, 8:38 min., dimensions variable; Collection SFMOMA, Jointly owned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Jananne Al-Ani

Still of video; Jananne Al-Ani, Shadow Sites II, 2011; single-channel HD video projection, color, with sound, 8:38 min., dimensions variable; Collection SFMOMA, Jointly owned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Accessions Committee Fund purchase) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; © Jananne Al-Ani

Shadow Sites: Recent Work by Jananne Al-Ani

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Detail image, Jahangir Embracing Shah Abbas; From the St. Petersburg Album Signed by Abu’l Hasan (act. 1600–30); India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1618; Margins by Muhammad Sadiq, Iran, dated AH 1170/1756–57 CE; Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper; Purchase; Freer Gallery of Art F1945.9

Detail, Jahangir Embracing Shah Abbas; From the St. Petersburg Album Signed by Abu’l Hasan (act. 1600–30); India, Mughal dynasty, ca. 1618; Margins by Muhammad Sadiq, Iran, dated AH 1170/1756–57 CE; Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper; Purchase; Freer Gallery of Art F1945.9

Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran

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Image, Fragments, 2005. Ironwood (tieli). Tables, chairs, parts of beams, and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Sigg Collection

Fragments, 2005. Ironwood (tieli). Tables, chairs, parts of beams, and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). Sigg Collection

Perspectives: Ai Weiwei

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