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The Dharma of Star Wars

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:00 PM–8:00 PM
Free with Museum Admission

Ready to feel the Force in Chelsea? Just in time for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Dharma of Star Wars gallery tour explores the thematic connections between Himalayan art and everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise. Delving into the art on display with both mythical and historical examples, we find a world similar to the Star Universe, full of tension, magic, intrigue, and the desire to discover one’s true self.

Who are the Skywalkers in our collection? Can Buddhas use the Force? And how can all of us awaken the power within? Come on this tour to find out!

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
—Yoda

Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.
—Anakin

Free with Admission

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