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Senior Monday Gallery Talk

Blue Beryl Paintings of Tibetan Medicine

Monday, April 4, 2016
11:30 AM–12:30 PM

In the seventeenth century Desi Gyatso, regent to the Fifth Dalai Lama, spent twenty years researching ancient medical texts that he organized into the Blue Beryl Commentaries. He then directed the translation and illustration of these writings into a set of seventy-nine fascinating paintings. Join us for an hour-long gallery talk exploring eight of these Blue Beryl paintings. This program will be led by 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.

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