Pure Land: Inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang

December 1, 2012 – December 9, 2012

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Outside, in heated tent in Moongate Garden Floor Plan

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.