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September 22, 2019

Shinto is the ancient ethnic religion of Japan, with the belief that kami (spirits) inhabit the natural landscape. When Buddhism arrived to Japan in the sixth century, rather than replacing Shintoism, both were believed to be true. Over time, Japan also developed its own Buddhist teachings, such as Zen. This exhibition features art from Shintoism and various schools or sects of Buddhism including paintings, shrines, wood carvings, and bronze sculpture.he arts, Mr. Conley has amassed a wonderful collection, most notably, a large amount of Han and Tang dynasty funerary sculptures. Archaic bronzes as well as Ming dynasty sculpture round out the collection, offering visitors a marvelous survey of Chinese art.

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