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Ancient Chinese Art in the New World


North Caves of Mogao Grottoes. (Photo: courtesy of Perry Hu)

Our Geo Quiz can be boiled down to this question:

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Where would you find caves carved out of limestone cliffs, and filled with silk banners and colorful 8th century frescoes to attract Buddhist worshipers?

One answer: in western China, near the Gobi Desert in the city Dunhuang.

But the answer we're looking for is a lot closer to home, at the China Institute Gallery in New York City.

Annette Juliano, a professor of Asian Art and History, at Rutgers University, helped to replicate the ancient Buddhist caves in the new world.