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 and Wellbeing. 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.