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Exhibition Detail
Himalayan Pilgrimage: Sacred Space
Curated by: Julia M. White
2625 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-2250

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
Please note that the BAM/PFA Galleries are closed from December 22, 2014 through 2015 as we move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, opening in early 2016.
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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