Buddhist Art of Tibet: In Milarepa’s Footsteps is a cringe-worthy display of “spiritual colonialism.”
In Trying Times, Buddhist Art Offers Spiritual Refuge
Institutions from the Newark Museum to the Rubin Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum recognize the presently growing need for compassionate spaces.
New Acquisition Makes the Rubin Museum World Leader in Tibetan Astrological Art
With the Rubin Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of a mid-18th-century manuscript known as White Beryl, the Manhattan museum now holds the world’s leading collection of Tibetan astrological and cosmological paintings.
Rubin Museum Opens Expanded Buddhist Shrine Room
Flickering light and faint sounds of chanting accompany the Rubin Museum of Art’s expanded Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room, where visitors to the Chelsea museum can pause in a space of contemplation.
Under Western Influence, Tibetan Artists Turn to Identity Politics
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Trace Foundation commissioned 30 works from contemporary Tibetan and Tibet-influenced Western artists, asking a simple question: what does it mean to be Tibetan today?
An Exhibition of 100 Masks Shows Humanity’s Enduring Thirst for Transformation
Around 100 masks of every contorted grimace imaginable, both human and animalistic, are assembled on the top floor of the Rubin Museum of Art for the new exhibition Becoming Another: The Power of Masks.
A Tibetan Artist’s Political Pop
HONG KONG — In his new show at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso uses traditional Tibetan landscape themes and iconography, but also tchotchkes, bricolage, cartoon bubbles, and stickies, all of which serve as cheery subterfuge for the dire messages he buries under his techniques.