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Mar 20
Literati Bookstore
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 Local Learning at Literati: The Six Senses of Buddhism

This program is part of the Local Learning series offered by Literati Bookstore and costs $25. To register click here.

Buddhist experiences can engage six senses: taste, touch, sight, sound, smell, and thought. In this evening presentation that ranges from incense to hand-stitched vestments to meditation, get a peek into the concepts and concerns that inspired the University of Michigan Museum of Art exhibition The Six Senses of Buddhism with Susan Dine, UMMA curatorial fellow 2017-18 and exhibition curator. In the spirit of experience, be ready for some hands-on interaction. The incorporation of incense may trigger the scent sensitive.

Susan Dine is a doctoral candidate in the University of Michigan's History of Art department. She served as a curatorial fellow at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in 2017-2018 and has been a research fellow at the Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler for this academic year (2018-2019). Her dissertation explores representations of language in medieval Buddhist visual culture of Japan.

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Lead support for The Six Senses of Buddhism is provided by the Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation and the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies.