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Find Your Focus Crowdfunding Campaign

Thanks to your support, we exceeded our crowdfunding goal!

Our Find Your Focus campaign to expand the Shrine Room was a success, and your generous support helped us reach our goal. Any additional contributions will continue to support all activities related to the new Shrine Room, including care and maintenance of the art objects.

We are relocating and expanding one of the Museum’s most beloved installations: the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room. In its new home in the exhibition Sacred Spaces, the Shrine Room will nearly double in size to create a contemplative, more inclusive environment with ample seating.

Visitors will step inside and feel surrounded by scroll paintings, sculptures, flickering butter lamps, the scent of incense, and the sound of Buddhist chanting, all to help them imagine the experience of standing inside the shrine room of a traditional Himalayan home.

A new, moveable glass wall will allow the entire floor to become an extension of the installation. With the gallery wide open, we can host musicians or a conversation series in the Shrine Room, activating the space in surprising ways.

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