This exhibition was installed in three sections:

  • Religious — with a recreated altar;
  • Monastic — including ritual instruments;
  • Nomadic — with costumes and a traditional appliqued tent.

Tibetan monks from the Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala created a Kalachakra sand mandala within the museum. Illustrated lectures, a Tibetan film festival and a performance by a Tibetan dance and opera troupe accompanied the exhibition.


On View: Mar 03, 1991 - May 02, 1991

Curator: Martha Longenecker with Curatorial Assistant Cornelia Feye.

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