The exhibition "Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea" will be at the Frist Center from February 10th - May 7th. Organized exclusively for the Frist Center, the exhibition showcases approximately 100 works from the Newark Museum’s collection that will introduce a general audience to the aesthetics of Buddhist art & provide a basic understanding of these objects’ function within Buddhist practice. As part of an accompanying educational gallery & program, visitors will have the opportunity to watch Tibetan-Buddhist monks create a sand mandala painting. The painting will be on view in the galleries until the closing weekend of the exhibition, when it will be ceremonially destroyed. Tibet, Japan, & Korea all practice forms of esoteric or “secret” Buddhism that are explained only to initiates. The Vajrayana branch of Buddhism utilizes works of art that reveal a complex array of both human & divine figures.