Traveling Exhibition Introduces Lehigh Community to Himalayan Artworks

January 12, 2023 12:27PM

Latest LUAG exhibition will feature Himalayan art, which includes works from the Tibetan Plateau, Nepal, Kashmir, Bhutan and areas of northern India and Pakistan.

From intricate painted scrolls depicting colorful deities representing the Buddhist values of compassion and wisdom, to objects such as a silver and wood prayer wheel studded by turquoise stones, Lehigh University Art Galleries’ (LUAG) latest exhibition gives viewers an entry point into the varied world of Himalayan art.

From Jan. 31 through May 26, LUAG’s main gallery at Zoellner Arts Center will be the first stop for “Gateway to Himalayan Art,” a traveling exhibition from the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.

In addition, LUAG will host a Tibetan New Year celebration called “Losar” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 with food and music from the region. The event will be held in Zoellner’s main and lower galleries.

Along with the artwork, the exhibition features print and digital material, both in-gallery and online, including first-person voices from Himalayan and Inner Asian communities, artists and religious practitioners. It includes three areas of focus: Symbols and Meanings, Materials and Technologies and Living Practices.

Read the full article by Christina Tatu by following the link in the additional information box.

Image Detail: Mandala of Chakrasamvara. Tibet, 14th-15th century. Pigment on cloth. Rubin Museum of Art.