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Himalayan Pilgrimage: Sacred Space

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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‚Äôs Images Limited (2012)
Himalayan Pilgrimage: Sacred Space
Curated by: Julia M. White

2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
December 5th, 2012 - May 26th, 2013
Opening: December 5th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11am-7pm; Friday, Saturday 11am-9pm
TAGS:  
UC Berkeley (University of California Berkeley), sculpture
COST:  
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)

DESCRIPTION

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.