Saturday, September 22, 2012
Buddhas Up the Yin Yang
During a contentious online discussion when San Francisco's Asian Art Museum was threatening to go bankrupt recently, somebody wrote in, "How many Buddhas can you look at anyway without being bored to death?"
This brought back the memory of wandering through the famous museums of Europe years ago and wondering, "How many bloody, dying Jesus paintings can you look at without being repulsed?"
The Asian Art Museum is feeling emptier and more serene than usual these days because it is in between special exhibits, and the 1,000-year-old Buddha statues are looking particularly graceful. You might want to check it out.