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Senior Monday Gallery Talk

The History of Tibetan Medicine

Monday, March 7, 2016
11:30 AM–12:30 PM

This one-hour gallery talk reviews the history of Tibetan medicine from its origins through the golden era of the Fifth Dalai Lama and up to the present day. Both religious and secular aspects will be explored through art from the Himalayas. The program will led by the Rubin Museum docent and public health expert 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 U.S. 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.

Senior Mondays are supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

Free for visitors 65 and older.