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Exhibition Detail
Himalayan Pilgrimage: Sacred Space
Curated by: Julia M. White
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720

December 5th, 2012 - May 26th, 2013
December 5th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thangka of the Hevajra Mandala, Thangka of the Hevajra Mandala,
Tibet, 14th century, mineral pigments and gold on cloth , 21-3/4 x 18 in.; on long-term loan from a private collection. Photo:
© Christie’s Images Limited (2012)
East Bay
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11am-7pm; Friday, Saturday 11am-9pm
UC Berkeley (University of California Berkeley), sculpture
Free for BAM/PFA Members UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees Children (12 & under) ; $10 for Adults (18-64) ; $7 for Non-UC Berkeley students Senior citizens (65 & over) Disabled persons Young adults (13-17)

The third and final rotation of Himalayan Pilgrimage explores the theme of Sacred Space with a pair of magnificent large mandala paintings, two-dimensional representations of a three-dimensional architectural space where a specific deity resides. Dating to the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, these paintings represent, in vivid colors, a cosmology of the deity Hevajra. Several other paintings on view depict historic teachers of various Tibetan orders.

A continuation of Himalayan Pilgrimage: Journey to the Land of Snows, which explored the journey of Buddhism across several centuries and from India into Tibet, and of Himalayan Pilgrimage: Liberation Through Sight, which focused on artworks created as vehicles to enlightenment.

The works in this exhibition are on long-term loan from a single private collection.

Himalayan Pilgrimage is organized by Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia M. White.

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