Monday, April 24, 2017

Rubin collection on view in "Masterworks of Himalayan Art"

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Masterworks is organized geographically, showcasing the diverse regional traditions of western Tibet, central Tibet, eastern Tibet, and Bhutan in relation to the neighboring areas of India, Kashmir, Nepal, China, and Mongolia.
NEW YORK----Masterworks, a regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years, and presents regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2017 iteration of this exhibition draws primarily from the Rubin collection and is augmented by a few select long-term loans. A special area of the gallery is devoted to an extensive display of all 59 folio of The White Beryl, a prominent recent acquisition and an exquisitely illuminated manuscript illustrating the Tibetan system of elemental divination.

Rubin Museum of Art: "Masterworks of Himalayan Art" (Ends March 26, 2018 ); 150 West 17th St., New York, NY; (212) 620-5000; rubinmuseum.org

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