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Chinese, Medicine Buddha or Master of Healing (Bhaisajyaguru, Tibetan), late 14th-early 15th century
Chinese, Medicine Buddha or Master of Healing (Bhaisajyaguru, Tibetan), late 14th-early 15th century SMART MUSEUM

The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago will launch its 40th anniversary season Saturday with Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways, an expansive exhibition of some 175 works from the Smart’s collection. The exhibit essentially transforms the entire 8,800-square-foot gallery space into Chicago’s only sculpture museum. Highlights include small-scale sculptures by modern masters like Auguste Rodin, Jacques Lipchitz and Henry Moore; ancient Chinese mingqi tomb figures and Asian Buddhist devotional statues; European bronzes of princes, putti and classical heroes; and boundary-breaking work by postwar artists including Magdalena Abakanowicz, John Chamberlain, Robert Irwin, and Michael Rakowitz. The exhibit runs through Dec. 21.

Details: smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/

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