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Plant growing in rocks

Smart Museum of Art | Coronavirus | health care | art

The Precariousness of Care

Attending to each other and our communities is costly, messy, exhausting — and vital...

October 22, 2020

Joseon Dynasty | Korea | Neo-Confucianism | Buddhism | Buddha | Indra | Skanda | Smart Museum of Art

Vivid in "Indra and Heavenly Dragon General:" The Korean People's Trust in Buddhist Deities

Buddhism became an everyday religion in Korea during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) after thriving as the National Religion supported by royal families and aristocrats during the earlier Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).However, because Joseon-Dynasty polit...

September 24, 2015

Smart Museum of Art | medieval Europe | German Mysticism | Meister Eckhart | Sedes sapientiae | Throne of Wisdom | Throne of Solomon | iconoclasm | John of Damascus | Madonna and child

Medieval Art at the Smart: Mary as Vessel-Like Throne for the Christ-Child, Personification of Wisdom

edieval Virgin-and-Child statues like the one owned by the Smart Museum of Art were once the most ubiquitous type of medieval devotional image. ...

July 23, 2015