Discover Project Himalayan Art, a first-of-its kind interdisciplinary resource for learning about Himalayan, Tibetan, and Inner Asian art and cultures from the Rubin Museum of Art. This three part-initiative—digital platform, publication, and traveling exhibition—is designed to support the widespread incorporation of these cultures into undergraduate teaching on Asia. Developed in collaboration with specialists in the field, Project Himalayan Art focuses on cross-cultural exchange with Tibet at the center and Buddhism as the thread that connects the diverse cultural regions.
Hear from the project’s leads, Elena Pakhoutova and Karl Debreczeny, senior curators at the Rubin Museum; Jorrit Britschgi, Executive Director of the Rubin Museum; along with scholars Annabella Piktin, Riga Shakya, and Gautama Vajracharya; as well as students from Lehigh University who share their impressions and experiences working with the material.
Leadership support for Project Himalayan Art is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. Project Himalayan Art has been made possible in part by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Lead support is provided by the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, and Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan.
Major support is provided by Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Stephen and Sharon Davies, the Edward & Elizabeth Gardner Foundation, Mimi Gardner Gates, Hongwei Li, the Monimos Foundation, Edward O’Neill, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Sarah and Craig Richardson, Rossi & Rossi, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Namita and Arun Saraf, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, UOVO, Sandy Song Yan, and the Zhiguan Museum of Art.
Special Support is provided by:
Dr. Bibhakar Sunder Shakya, to honor the memory and legacy of Professor Dina Bangdel, art historian, curator, cultural activist, and educator from Nepal.
Samphe and Tenzin Lhalungpa, to honor the memory and works of L.P. Lhalungpa, Tibetan scholar, broadcaster, and educator.