Himalayan Art Resources

Exhibition: Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Himalayan Art

RMA in Dallas, Texas

On display at The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, Texas, from February 08, 2007 - August 26, 2007. See a selection from the Trammell Crow Himalayan art objects.

Female Buddhas inaugurates RMA in Dallas, the new partnership between the Rubin Museum of Art and The Crow Collection of Asian Art. With objects dating from the thirteenth through the nineteenth century, the exhibition includes sculpture and colorful paintings of fully realized women of power, compassion, and omniscience, including Tara, the most popular female Buddha in Tibet. Compelling expressions of the feminine are represented through vibrant color, fluid line, and rich symbolism, the distinguishing qualities of Himalayan art.

RMA in Dallas will present a series of exhibitions developed from RMA's permanent collection that will explore the rich art found in the regions surrounding a 1,800-mile arc of high mountains and deep valleys that stretch from Afghanistan to Myanmar (Burma), and Northern India to Siberia (see Himalayan art definition). The Himalayan cultural sphere was immortalized by the Silk Road, an iconic bridge comprising a series of land routes across Asia. In this spirit, RMA is expanding beyond its New York home by establishing long-term partnerships with like-minded institutions. RMA in Dallas is the first of these initiatives.