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Masterworks: A Journey through Himalayan Art
January 29, 2021 – January 8, 2024
(Collection also available online)
Rubin Museum of Art
New York, New York

“Masterworks: A Journey through Himalayan Art” explores major strands in the development of art from the Himalayan region covering a period of more than one thousand years, with objects drawn primarily from the Rubin Museum’s collection.

Masterworks is organized geographically and chronologically, showcasing the diverse regional traditions of Tibet in relation to the neighboring areas of Eastern India, Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Mongolia. Juxtaposing the art of Himalayan regions over time sheds light on the geographic, historical, religious, and artistic interrelationships among these cultures.

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Pages from a Mongolian Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State (Bardo Thodrol) Manuscript; Mongolia; 19th century; textile over wood; pigments and ink on paper; Rubin Museum of Art; C2004.37.3 (HAR 65385)