Sherry Fowler

Sherry Fowler head shot
  • Professor

Contact Info

Office phone:
Spencer Museum of Art, room #200B


Sherry Fowler specializes in Japanese Buddhist art. Her interests include pre-modern sculpture, Edo and Meiji period Japanese temple prints (keidaizu), pilgrimage prints (ofuda), foreign interactions with Japanese art, issues of collecting, and ritual. She has written on the development of the imagery of the cult of the Six Kannon in Japan and Buddhist prints in the pilgrimage process. Her recent research project is on the relationship between dragons, water, and Buddhist temple bells in Japan.


Research interests:

  • Japanese Buddhist art history especially sculpture, print, and bells