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Animals in the Himalayas: Monsoon Culture of Nepal

Gallery Talk

Monday, December 5, 2016
11:30 AM–12:30 PM

This final session will focus on the animals featured in the exhibition Nepalese Seasons: Rain and Ritual to explore how the life-giving monsoon in Nepal has impacted the country’s culture and art. Learn more about the important role animals such as the frog and peacock play in worship and ritual and how fantastic hybrid animals are featured in the art to reflect the importance of the monsoon.

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