The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library is excited to host the interactive exhibit Dunhuang: An Oasis for East-West Cultural, Commercial, and Religious Exchanges along the Ancient Silk Road in the Bello Grand Hall.
This exhibit, on view from September 27- October 6, features cave number 285 of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cave 285 is among the most significant of all the caves, dating back to the Western Wei Dynasty. This cave has been physically re-created, allowing visitors to experience and walk through the full-size cavern.
Speakers and tours are available every day during the exhibition. Presenters include Bryant professors and other lecturers who will speak about the influence of Dunhuang in art, trade, religion and international relations. Interested in learning more? The library has a number of books and eBooks that showcase the historical, cultural and religious importance of the Silk Road.
Books and eBooks
- Cave temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist art on China’s Silk Road
- 敦煌石窟 Dunhuang Grottoes
- Eighteen lectures on Dunhuang
- The Silk Road : a new history
- The Silk Roads : a new history of the world
- Mogao Cave 285 (Western Wei 534-556AD) (Dunhuang Research Acadmey)
- Effects of Drifting Sand Particles on Deterioration of Mural Paintings on the East Wall of Cave 285 in Mogao Caves, Dunhuang
- Virtual Dunhuang Art Cave: A Cave within a CAVE
- Chapter from the book “Art, Religion, and Politics in Medieval China” on Cave 285
The Dunhuang exhibition at Bryant University is made possible by a partnership between Bryant University and Dunhuang Academy and co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and Government of Gansu Province.