Experience The Getty Cave Temples of Dunhuang on a special curated-guided tour with Taiwanese American Professionals – Los Angeles (TAP-LA) on Sunday, July 17th!
Admission and cost of tour is FREE but spots for the TAP-LA group tour is limited to the first 20 who sign up so please e-mail [email protected] to reserve your spot. Tour details and meet up information to be provided upon RSVPing.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
The Mogao Grottoes, located near the town of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert of northwest China, comprise some 500 decorated Buddhist cave temples dating from the 4th to the 14th century. Filled with exquisite wall paintings and sculptures, the caves bear witness to the intense religious, artistic, and cultural exchanges along the Silk Road, the trade routes linking East and West.
Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road features numerous objects originally from the site—such as paintings and manuscripts that have rarely, if ever, traveled to the United States, as well as three spectacular full-size cave replicas. The exhibition celebrates more than 25 years of collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy to preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hear from Neville Agnew, who headed the Getty’s restoration of the Dunhuang Mogao caves site for nearly 30 years. He has written more than 7 books on the culture and history of the Silk Road and visited the site more than 50 times.
For those who are interested, world-renowned composer Tan Dun will be holding a special performance at the Getty on the same day at 5PM! Using over 40 instruments, he recreates an ancient ensemble inspired by the music traditions of the Silk Road. Tickets are $20.
More info: http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/public_programs/tan_dun.html