Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe

GETTY CENTER

Upcoming, May 1, 2018 - August 5, 2018

North Pavilion, Plaza Level


Free | No ticket required


The pages of medieval manuscripts reveal a dynamically interconnected world filled with real and imagined ideas about foreign peoples and places. Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians living across Europe and Asia conceived paradise as a place of perfect harmony, but the path for locating such a site or achieving this state of mind varied between these religions. By exploring the terrestrial and celestial realms, this exhibition highlights the spiritual motivations for creating and owning portable and devotional artworks.

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