[Event] Toronto: Tibetan Art and the Promise of Sacred Vision (May 9, 2019)

Looking at some of the Tibetan paintings in the ROM’s collection and the devotional practices associated with them, art historian Sarah Richardson will explore the power and potential of seeing art as a means of transformation in Tibetan Buddhism. How do the forms of the paintings show the way(s) this sight was meant to take place, and how is this kind of vision understood as different from other forms of sight?

Program Partner: ROM Friends of South Asia

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Richardson is a historian of the arts and religions of South Asia with a specialization in Buddhist visual and material practice, especially Himalayan painting. For years she has researched the largely unpublished Tibetan painting collection at the ROM and hopes to curate the first exhibition of this material in the Museum’s 100-year history, tentatively titled Visions of a Perfect Mind.

For more information, please see here and the poster below

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