This talk centers on One of the Ten Kings of Hell, a hanging scroll from Ming dynasty China (1368–1644) that will be on view in July. The discussion considers the unique vision of the afterlife presented in East Asian Buddhist art and sheds light on how gender and otherness have shaped these images of hell.
Seung Hee Oh, graduate student intern, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art
This talk is part of a series inspired by ReFrame, a museum-wide initiative to reimagine the function, role, and future of the university art museum. These talks examine difficult histories, foreground untold stories, and experiment with new approaches to the collections of the Harvard Art Museums, reflecting the concerns of our world today.
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