Buddhist experiences can engage six senses: taste, touch, sight, sound, smell, and thought. In this evening presentation that ranges from incense to hand-stitched vestments to meditation, get a peek into the concepts and concerns that inspired the University of Michigan Museum of Art exhibition The Six Senses of Buddhism with Susan Dine, UMMA curatorial fellow 2017-18 and exhibition curator. In the spirit of experience, be ready for some hands-on interaction. The incorporation of incense may trigger the scent sensitive.
Susan Dine is a doctoral candidate in the University of Michigan's History of Art department. She served as a curatorial fellow at the University of Michigan Museum of Art in 2017-2018 and has been a research fellow at the Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler for this academic year (2018-2019). Her dissertation explores representations of language in medieval Buddhist visual culture of Japan.