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The Rubin Museum of Art announces its newest exhibition, “Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and its Legacies,” on view through October 19, 2015. This visually arresting exhibition explores the exceptional artistic tradition of Kashmir, a region extending between present-day Pakistan, India, and China. In the past it was a vibrant center of cultural exchange where Buddhism flourished and was considered a Buddhist paradise, a revered land of learning, arts, and culture. Collecting Paradise traces the continuity of the art of Kashmir in the neighboring Western Himalayas for over a millennium, where artists created exceptional sculptures, paintings, and manuscripts. Beginning in the 5th–6th centuries Kashmir and its art boasted international prestige and had significant cultural impact in the region, especially in the Western Himalayas and West Tibet. Although these neighboring

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