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December 1, 2012 – December 9, 2012
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave., SW
Location: Outside, in heated tent in Moongate Garden
As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Sackler Gallery's "digital cave" transports you to a site where exquisite murals can be explored in depth. On view for the first time in North America, Pure Land is an immersive digital experience using 3-D modeling, animations, video, and recoloring to re-create Cave 220, one of the famous Chinese Buddhist cave temples of Dunhuang. Colorful murals come alive in this hyper-real tour of one of the world's important treasures.