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      Exhibitions Worldwide

(*** Chronological Order ***)

(1975) Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet
M.I.T., USA.

(1980) Tibetan Tankas
The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona.

(1982) The Silk Route and the Diamond Path
University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Esoteric Buddhist Art On The Trans-Himalayan Trade Routes.

(1990) Leaves From the Bodhi Tree
Dayton , Ohio. The Art of Pala India (8th - 12th centuries) and Its International Legacy.

(1991) Wisdom & Compassion
Robert Thurman and Marylin Rhie.

(1993) Lost Empire of the Silk Road
Lugano, Switzerland. Buddhist Art from Khara Khoto, X - XIII century.

(1994) Le Tibet de Jean Mansion
Paris, France. Musee National Des Arts Asiatiques Guimet.

(1995) Mongolia: The Legacy of Chinggis Khan
The Legacy of Chinggis Khan marks the largest and most significant presentation of Mongolian art ever viewed in the United States. It will be on view in San Francisco July 19 - October 15,1995.

(1996) The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Featuring personal sacred objects of the Dalai Lama (1996, 1998).

(1997) Bhutan: Fortress of the Gods
Bhutan - Mountain Fortress of the Gods displayed more than 500 objects in order to provide a comprehensive insight into the history and culture of this country. (See exhibition abstract).

(1997) Mandala: The Architecture of Enlightenment
Devoted to the multiple manifestations of the mandala throughout Asia. (The Asia Society).

(1997) Tibet: Tradition and Change
An exhibit of the Albuquerque Museum. Text by Dr.Pratap Pal.

(1997) The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Literature and artwork on prayer, ritual and meditation from the religious traditions of Tibet, India and Nepal.

(1998) Mirrors of the Heart Mind
The Rezk Collection of Tibetan Art from the Permanent Collection of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

(1998) Sacred Visions
Early Paintings from Central Tibet. Steven M. Kossack & Jane Casey Singer (The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

(1998) Tibet, Oltre la Leggenda
Italy. Civilta ed arte dal XII al XX secolo.

(1999) From the Sacred Realm: Treasures of Tibetan Artfrom the Newark Museum
Newark Museum, New Jersey.

(1999) The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet
Sculpture: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (1999).

(1999) Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents
The Newark Museum, New Jersey.

(1999) The Way of the Dragon
An exhibition of Bhutanese art in April 1999, New Delhi, India.

(2000) Monasterios y Lamas del Tibet
Madrid, Spain.

(2001) The Living Religious & Cultural Traditions of Bhutan
New Delhi, India, October, 2001.

(2001) The Living Religious & Cultural Traditions of Bhutan
National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi.

(2002) Desire and Devotion
Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. Introduction by Pratapaditya Pal.

(2002) Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenemnt in Tibetan Mystical Art
Oglethorpe University.

(2002) Rituels Tibetains: Visions Secretes du V Dalai Lama
Musee National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet, Paris, France.

(2002) The Silk Road at the Freer Sackler Galleries
Freer-Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian.

(2003) Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art
(Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Columbus Museum of Art)

(2003) The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art
LACMA (2003). Columbus Museum of Art (2004). Showcases 150 masterworks from public and private collections from around the world, including 40 museums.

(2003) Divine Presence: Arts of India and the Himalayas
Barcelona, Spain.

(2003) Elements of Newar Buddhist Art: Circle of Bliss
A Review Article by Gautama V. Vajracharya. This article is a critical study of the Nepalese art and iconography discussed in the Circle of Bliss, Buddhist Meditational Art, an exhibition catalogue, by John Huntington and Dina Bangdel with the contribution of graduate students of Ohio State University, Columbus and some other scholars.

(2003) Guardians of the Law: Chinese Luohan Paintings
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington.

(2003) Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure
Art Institute of Chicago (2003). Freer Gallery (2003-04).

(2003) Masterworks of Newar Art
Tibet House, New York.

(2003) Salvation: Images of the Buddhist Deity of Compassion

(2003) Seeing Lhasa
Rare photos, early film & previously unseen paintings reveal British perceptions of a pre-Cultural Revolution Tibet.

(2003) Tibetan Legacy: Paintings from the Hahn Kwang-ho Collection
The British Museum, London, England.

(2004) A Wrathful Deity
Asia Society, New York. Examines the ferocious appearance of the great wrathful and semi-wrathful deities, their symbolic gestures and implements, displaying their power to tame destructive forces.

(2004) Eternal Presence: Handprints and Footprints in Buddhist Art
Katonah Museum of Art (2004). Honolulu Academy of Art (2005). Rubin Museum of Art (2005). San Antonio Museum of Art (2005).

(2004) The Flying Mystics of Tibetan Buddhism
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. This truly unique exhibition features Tibetan art which depicts the literary and oral legacy of levitation and flight among Tibetan mystics.

(2004) Grandes Lamas del Tibet, El arte del retrato en bronce
Fundacion Francisco Godia, Barcelona, Spain.

(2004) Paradise and Plumage: Chinese Connections in Tibetan Arhat Painting
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery (2004). Rubin Museum of Art (2005). Beginning in the 14th century, there were regular exchanges between China and Tibet of painting traditions and motifs. The exhibit illustrates this artistic interchange by juxtaposing paintings and objects from China and Tibet of the fourteenth through eighteenth century.

(2004) Tibet, Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents
Exhibition at Anchorage Museum Association, 121 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. (See archived exhibitions).

(2004) Tibet, Treasures From the Roof of the World
The exhibition will feature objects drawn exclusively from collections from the Dalai Lama's magnificent residence at the Potala Palace, as well as the recently established Tibet Museum in the magical Tibetan capital of Lhasa.

(2004) Visual Prayers
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. Sacred Tibetan Buddhist tangka paintings.

(2005) The 14 Dalai Lamas: Tibetan Reincarnations of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich.

(2005) Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Himalayan Art
Rubin Museum of Art.

(2005) Genghis Khan and his Heirs, The Empire of the Mongols
Genghis Khan and his Heirs, The Empire of the Mongols. 16 June - 25 September 2005.

(2005) His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama - Journey to Peace
Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich.

(2005) What is it? Himalayan Art
Rubin Museum of Art.

(2006) Demonic Divine in Himalayan Art
Rubin Museum of Art. Phoenix Art Museum (2006).

(2006) Empowered Masters: Tibetan Wall Paintings of Mahasiddhas at Gyantse
Rubin Museum of Art.

(2006) Goddess: Divine Energy

(2006) Holy Madness: Portraits of Tantric Siddhas
Rubin Museum of Art.

(2006) Master Tangka Painter Samten Dakpa
An exhibit of some 30 spectacular tangka paintings by virtuoso Tibetan artist, sculptor, architect and teacher Samten Dakpa.

(2006) Mongolia: Beyond Chinggis Khan
Rubin Museum of Art. This exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Mongol empire by Chinggis Khan in 1206. A selection of Mongolian sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, and other ritual objects, drawn entirely from the RMA?s collection, will be complemented by images of Mongolia made by the contemporary photographers Builder Levy and Elaine Ling.

(2006) Pema Rinzin: Artist-in-Residence
Rubin Museum of Art. RMA?s Artist-in-Residence, Pema Rinzin, will begin his new mural project in a studio staged on the 6th floor. The public will have an opportunity to observe the artist?s process from line drawing to its initial layers of pigment and speak with him in the context of paintings from the Museum?s collection.

(2006) Tibet and the 14 Dalai Lamas

(2006) Tibet: Monasteries Open Their Treasures

(2006) Warriors of the Himalayas: Rediscovering the Arms and Armor of Tibet
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

(2006) Wutaishan: Pilgrimage to Five Peak Mountain
An exhibition about the sacred mountain Wutaishan (Mount Wutai), located in Shanxi Province of China, is believed to be the earthly abode of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom Manjushri, and for a thousand years it has been a focus of transnational pilgrimage for the Chinese, Tibetans, Mongols, and Manchus alike.

(2007) Marvels of the Malla Period
Now Through June 1, 2008. Marvels of the Malla Period: A Nepalese Renaissance 1200?1603. In this exhibition, the Museum presents masterpieces from its outstanding collection of rarely seen Malla Period art. Vibrant Buddhist ritual paintings burst with energy, a marvelous goddess coyly dances, and golden Hindu and Buddhist sculptures regally invite adoration.

(2007) The Arts of Kashmir
Asia Society, New York. The Arts of Kashmir is a major international loan exhibition of objects of exemplary quality devoted to the rich artistic tradition of Kashmir.

(2007) BIG! Himalayan Art
Rubin Museum of Art. The largest objects from the RMA collection in a dazzling display of large, brightly painted, two dimensional objects.

(2007) Bon, The Magic Word
Rubin Museum of Art. Bon: The Magic Word will be the first exhibition of art to introduce the Bon, a religious and cultural group of the Himalayas, Tibet, and Central Asia - a group almost unknown in the Western world. (See the exhibition objects).

(2007) Buddha in Paradise
Emory University.

(2007) Smith College - Tibetan Exhibition
An exhibition of art borrowed from the Rubin Museum of Art to coincide with the visit of the Dalai Lama.

(2007) Tibetan Literary Arts
Smith College, USA. Neilson & Hillyer Libraries.

(2007-2009) Tibetan Arms and Armor from the Permanent Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art.

(2008) The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan
February 26 through May 23, 2008. The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan. More than 100 sacred items will be on view. All of the items are on loan from Bhutan, the vast majority are from active temples and monasteries.

(2008) From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley
March 14 - October 13, 2008. This exhibition will highlight the best Nepalese art in the Rubin Museum of Art collection.

(2008) Nepal in Black and White: Photographs by Kevin Bubriski
March 14 ? October 13, 2008. ?The realization that not only my camera but also the modern world was making ever-increasing intrusions into even the most remote areas of Nepal compelled me to document a time and way of life slipping inexorably into the past.? ? Kevin Bubriski, 1993.