Thursday, September 10, 2009

USC US-China Institute: Tibetan Art

Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Printing at the Derge Parkhang
Exhibit of photographs, interviews, and artifacts collected in Derge Parkhang
9/11/09 - 12/5/09
  • The Center for Book and Paper Arts
  • 1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Founded in 1729, the Derge Parkhang is a world cultural treasure, a reposi-tory of the cultural memory, litera-ture, and art of the Tibetan people.

The Parkhang stores more than 300,000 woodblocks used to publish sutras, commentaries, and histories in traditional Tibetan Buddhism.

This exhibition, officially sanctioned by the Derge Parkhang, consists of prints, artifacts, photographs, and interviews collected in Derge, the culmination of a three-year project by curators Patrick Dowdey and Clifton Meador.

Opening Reception: Sept. 11, 5:00–8:00 pm

Gallery hours: M-Sa 10:00-6:00

Panel discussion: Nov. 21, 3:30

  • History, Printing, and People: The Derge Parkhang and Tibetan Cultural Revival with panelists Patrick Dowdey (Wesleyan U.), Clifton Meador (Columbia College), Yudru Tsomo (Lawrence U.), James Canary (Indiana U.).

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