Himalayan Art Resources

Collection of Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art Main Page | Museum Collections

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Brooklyn Museum of Art Description (below)
- Buddhas
- Arhats
- Teachers
- Deities
- Bon Religion
- Miscellaneous
- Sculpture
- Painting Sets
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

A collection of rarely seen paintings and sculpture from the Brooklyn Museum of Art with excellent examples of the prominent Tibetan painting traditions of Taglung, Ngor, Menri, Karma Gardri, Tsangri and Khamri.

"The Museum's collections were initially developed, in the early decades of the twentieth century, by such outstanding curators as Stewart Culin, Herbert Spinden, and William Henry Goodyear, with the generous support of collectors and donors from Brooklyn and around the country. Continuing to build upon their pioneering work, the Brooklyn Museum has amassed one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States. Its vast holdings range from the ancient to the contemporary and encompass virtually all the world's principal cultures, reflecting the institution's long history of acquiring Western and non-Western art." (Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA).

Jeff Watt 3-2002 [updated 3-2019]


*** The Himalayan Art Resources website cannot confirm or guarantee that all or any of these objects currently reside or still remain within the museum collection. Accession numbers and cataloguing information may be incomplete or outdated. ***