So Close to Heaven: Sacred Sculpture of Asia from the Collection of June “Jimmy” deH. and Henry H. Weldon includes artworks that date from the 5th to the 20th centuries and come from Tibet, Nepal, China, India, and Thailand. The sculptures show the commonality of many images and beliefs among Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. Made of gilt bronze and copper, brass, lacquer, and semi-precious stones, the artworks and their exquisite detail show the devotion and loving care with which each sculpture was crafted.
So Close To Heaven has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and support from the City of Birmingham.