Buddhist paintings, intended to convey the Buddha’s teachings, include icon paintings hung at temples as objects of worship, sutra illustrations, and ornamental paintings for embellishing temple structures.

The Buddhist Painting Gallery is divided into works from the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties, which are further organized by theme.

Beginning with paintings from sacred Buddhist scriptures, it also showcases Buddhist paintings for sanctuaries, and pictures of Bodhisattvas, Buddha’s disciples, and Buddhist monks of high virtue. Also, Buddhist hanging scrolls for outdoor rituals are thematically rotated for display in an exposed atrium.