Gateway to Himalayan Art: Educator Workshop Part 3

February 9, 2023 4:30PM to 6:00PM
LUAG Main Gallery

Join us for a special tour of the Gateway to Himalayan Art with the curators of the Rubin Museum. Designed for University/College faculty and local educators, the workshop will make connections for how to use the exhibition as the entry point for a variety of teaching topics, and how to utilize built-in connections between the exhibition’s material, the publication, and the digital platform.

All educators are welcome, and attendance at the previous two workshops is not required.

Advanced registration encouraged. Register in advance here.

Offered in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition at Lehigh University Art Galleries called Gateway to Himalayan Art, the curators at the Rubin Museum of Art provide an overview of this 3-part initiative: a cross-disciplinary publication, an online platform, and a traveling exhibition, designed to encourage the incorporation of Himalayan, Tibetan, and Inner Asian art and cultures into humanities and liberal arts teaching curricula on Asia in higher education.

Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) is proud to host the first stop for a national tour of masterpieces from the Rubin Museum of Art. The exhibition Gateway to Himalayan Art, introduces viewers to the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of the diverse Himalayan cultural sphere, including parts of present-day India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia. The exhibition is organized and presented in thematic sections: Symbols and Meanings, Materials and Technologies, and Living Practices. It comes with extensive teaching modules and online resources, to make it easy for faculty in any discipline to connect this incredible resource to class curriculum and syllabi, whether or not someone specializes in Asia or art history.

Visit the Gateway to Himalayan Art Educator Resource Page here.

Image: Four-armed Avalokiteshvara; Tibet; 16th century; copper alloy with mineral pigments, semi-precious stones, cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; C2006.38.1 (HAR 65646); photograph by David De Armas, Rubin Museum of Art, 2019