Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 9:00 PM EDT

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San Antonio Museum of Art 
200 W Jones Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215

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Christy Laidlaw 
Japanese Art Society of America 

JASA: 6/15-6/16 San Antonio Tour 

Amitabha in Sukhavati Paradise, Tibet, ca. 1700, Ink, pigments, and gold on cotton; h. 67 in. (172.1 cm), w. 58 in. (149.2 cm), Purchased with funds provided by the Bessie Timon Endowment, 2010.8 Photography by Peggy Tenison
We are pleased to announce a June 2017 JASA trip to San Antonio, TX.
The highlight of our tour will be the exhibition, Heaven and Hell: Salvation and Retribution in Pure Land Buddhism, (June 16- September 10, 2017) curated by Dr. Emily Sano, JASA board member and the Coates-Cowden-Brown Senior Advisor for Asian Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art. This is an opportunity to view how artistic expression of the Pure Land Faith has endured and been transformed through the centuries.
Participants are invited to a reception at the museum on Thursday, June 15th, from 6-8pm.

On Friday June 16thDr. Sano will give us a private tour of the exhibition in the morning and in the afternoon, take us to storage to view some of the Zeshin lacquers from the Edson Collection and other Japanese objects not currently on view.

Also on Friday, June 16th, 6-7pm, we will attend a lecture by Professor Randall Nadeau, a scholar of Buddhism and East Asian cultures at Trinity University, will discuss the cosmological system of Pure Land Buddhism, the Pure Land - Zen synthesis of Chinese Buddhism, and the development of Pure Land schools in late Tokugawa Japan.

Following the lecture, JASA members will convene at a local restaurant.  Cost TBD

Museum Fee: $10.00
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for JASA members at the Wyndham Garden River Walk San Antonio, located near the museum.  Information to access the block rate will be given to those who register for the tour.
If you would like to attend please register by clicking the "Register Now!" button below
 and fill out the registration form.

Please contact Christy Laidlaw, membership coordinator, via email: japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or phone: 917-658-3955 with any questions.