Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT: Does Dog Have a Buddha Nature? MU KORABO Exhibit

Workshop | December 1 | 1-3 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Pamela Rickard

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Alongside the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst Museum has prepared an accompanying exhibit in the lobby of Kroeber Hall at UC Berkeley, just outside of the Hearst’s Main Gallery. This exhibit, entitled Does Dog Have a Buddha Nature? is curated by Liza Dalby and hosted in collaboration with the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley.

The MU KORABO (Mu Collaboration) project features art by a range of international artists, joining calligraphy with unconventional renditions of the traditional Asian hanging scroll and sculptures. The exhibit is inspired by this well-known Zen kōan:

“Does a dog have buddha nature?”
Jōshū replied "MU!"

Mu, which means “nothingness”, lies at the heart of Buddhism. The character for mu is malleable and appears in many styles, ranging from straight and clear to cursive and abstract.

Related to this exhibit will be a calligraphy workshop by Pamela Rickard, which will be held on December 1st from 1-3pm. This workshop is free with museum admission.

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology Visitor Information
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