New Rubin Museum initiative aims to broaden how Asian art is taught

May 26, 2022 10:45AM

NEW YORK, NY.- The Rubin Museum of Art announced Project Himalayan Art, an ambitious, three-part initiative with the goal of creating resources for the inclusion of Himalayan, Tibetan, and Inner Asian art for teaching on Asia in higher education and other learning environments. The three integrated parts will include a publication of the first-ever multi-author and cross-disciplinary introduction to Himalayan art and cultures; a traveling exhibition; and a free, digital platform with online resources. Together they will provide multiple entry points for students, educators, and the public to learn about the art from the cultural regions centered around the Tibetan plateau and gain a holistic understanding of Asia. All three components will launch at the start of 2023, with the traveling exhibition’s first stop scheduled for Lehigh University Art Galleries, opening January 31, 2023.

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Image: Achala; Tangut Xixia; Early to mid-13th century; Kesisilk tapestry with seed pearl; 90cm x 56cm; Potala Palace Collection.