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Exhibition - Heaven and Hell
Heaven and Hell surveys artistic expressions through works from across Asia of Pure Land Buddhism. Based on belief in Amitabha, the Buddha of the Western Paradise promises salvation in his heavenly paradise after death to all those who simply call upon his name.
Image Caption: Amida Buddha with Attending Bodhisattvas
Japan, Edo period, late 18th century
Wood with gold, pigment, metal, and headstones, 22 x 18 x 9 in.
San Antonio Museum of Art, gift of Lenora and Walter F. Brown, 2013.38.262
Please note there is a $5 surcharge for those 18+ to view the exhibition Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism.
200 W. Jones Ave., San Antonio, TX 78215