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Last chance for grotesques to enlighten

(19 March 2005)

A gallery talk held by Deputy Curator, Kevin McLoughlin entitled ‘Enlightened Grotesques’ Oriental Museum, 2 pm, 19th March.

This Saturday visitors will get a last chance to enjoy the Oriental Museum’s remarkable exhibition of ‘Enlightened Grotesques’.

To mark the conclusion of this much-admired display of Chinese print, Kevin McLoughlin gives a gallery talk, taking you on an exploration of the story behind the art. The talk promises to provide a fascinating insight into the imagery of this popular group of legendary Chinese Buddhist figures.

Craig Barclay, Curator of University Museums said, “We have been delighted by the public’s response to our ‘Enlightened Grotesques’. This Saturday’s talk will allow people a rare chance to learn more about these enigmatic inspirational figures.”

All Welcome For more information contact: Kevin McLoughlin, Deputy Curator The Oriental Museum Elvet Hill Durham DH1 3TH Tel 0191 334 5694 Web www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Weekends 12-5pm

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