Exhibition - Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment Catalog

Friday, Jul 2, 2021 at 11:00am

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011

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Exhibition - Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment Catalog

Unplug, step away from the chaos, and embark on a journey of self-knowledge and transformation with Awaken.

Awaken presents the Tibetan Buddhist path to enlightenment with 37 artworks from the 7th to the 21st century, drawn largely from the collections of the Rubin Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

As you navigate the exhibition, you’ll learn how powerful artworks, such as sculptures, hanging scroll paintings, illuminated manuscript pages, and ritual items, help practitioners develop awareness and recognize that everything is interconnected. Inspired by the journey to awakening, you may begin to realize that your own perspective is changing and glimpse into what is known as the awakened state of mind.

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment is accompanied by a catalog, which further explores the artworks and the philosophical concepts discussed in the exhibition.

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment was originally curated by John Henry Rice, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Jeffrey Durham, Associate Curator of Himalayan Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Curated for the Rubin Museum of Art by Elena Pakhoutova, Curator of Himalayan Art, Rubin Museum of Art.

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

The exhibition is supported by The Prospect Hill Foundation and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

Exhibition Date: March 12, 2021 – January 3, 2022 

Admissions: 

Adults: $19.00

Seniors: $14.00 (Free every first Thursday of the month)

Students: $14.00

Visitors with disabilities: $14.00 (care partner free of charge) 

Children (12 and younger): Free

Members: Free

Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m: Free

For Timed Entry Tickets click here 

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