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Animals in the Himalayas: Familiar and Fantastic

Gallery Talk

Monday, September 12, 2016
11:30 AM–12:30 PM

This session will introduce visitors to the many types of animals featured in Himalayan art. Some are native to the region, some are familiar to the surrounding regions, and some are fantastic hybrid creatures only found in the art, stories, and cultural displays of the Himalayas.

Program led by Rubin Museum docent Denise Murphy

About the Speaker

Denise Murphy has been a docent at the Rubin since 2006 and has worked in public health for more than thirty-five years. She is a graduate recruiter and adjunct faculty member for the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College. She has previously worked as the infection control coordinator and associate clinical professor at the New York University College of Dentistry and an occupational health consultant for the United States Public Health Service Region II. She also served in Africa and India with the Peace Corps and built houses with Habitat for Humanity in Paraguay. She serves on the boards of the Bellevue Alumnae Association and Nurses House and has published in professional journals, including a recent article inspired by the Rubin Museum’s exhibition Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine.

Free with admission