Metropolitan Museum of Art: Tibet and India


Tibet and India

Buddhist Traditions and Transformations

February 8–June 8, 2014

This exhibition singles out two periods when the Buddhist Tibetan tradition drew from outside influences to develop new vocabularies of form. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, after a period of political and religious disruption, contact with the great monasteries of North India led to considerable exchange. Looking from the Indian perspective, the exhibition examines how esoteric imagery, texts, and Vajrayana ritual practices contributed to reshaping the complex religious landscape of Tibet. Today, contemporary Tibetan artists are again addressing and incorporating ideas central to the current global reality, in an effort to recontextualize long-standing core Buddhist ideals.

More information including images of the exhibition can be found on the Museum website.  This is a small exhibit of carefully selected masterpieces.

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