Having originated 2,500 years ago, the Buddha's teachings have formed the core of the religion known as Buddhism. Over the centuries, Buddhism spread from India into all corners of Asia. As it spread, it transformed into a wide variety of beliefs and practices. The art forms it inspired are well represented in the museum's collection.
This teacher resource video was produced in 2006 in conjunction with the Art of Asia interactive media program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/