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Sunday, February 28, 2010

UMMA in Ann Arbor

This Buddha is displayed at U of M's Museum of Art a.k.a. UMMA. He's called Vairocana, meaning Great Radiance, and he appears as a royal prince with a crown and jewels rather than a monk. This 17th century cedar carving was made in Japan. The UMMA recently expanded by 53,000 square feet more than doubling its size and making viewing of their treasures like the Tiffanys, Max Beckmann's Begin the Beguine and Monet's Breaking up of the ice --amongst others-- a pure delight! More info here.

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