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Otterbein University Exhibit Explores Tibetan Contemporary Art in the Diaspora

February 27, 2017
Otterbein University

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University’s Opening Doors to the World program invites the community to explore Tibetan art in the diaspora at the exhibit, “BETWEEN US: Relationship and Identity in Tibetan Contemporary Art,” on display through April 22 at the Frank Museum of Art, 39 S. Vine St., Westerville. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday during the University’s academic year. Closed on holidays and University breaks. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For information call (614) 818-9716.

A free public talk with the artists and introductory remarks by guest curator Dr. Ariana Maki will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, in the Philomathean Room on the third floor of Towers Hall, 1 S. Grove St.  A reception at the Frank Museum will follow the talk at 7:30 p.m. The artists will discuss Tibetan contemporary art, its relationship to traditional Tibetan art, and its role in defining an emerging Tibetan culture in the diaspora.

“BETWEEN US: Relationship and Identity in Tibetan Contemporary Art” explores contemporary Tibetan art featuring the work of brothers Tsherin Sherpa and Tulku Jamyang. Although their work is rooted in the traditional thangka painting that features, for example, meditational figures, renowned teachers, or Buddhist teachings, the artists’ current work explores issues related to identity, cultural shifts and modernity.

The exhibit and artists residency is supported by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Otterbein University deepens its commitment to global education with Otterbein and the Arts: Opening Doors to the World, a multi-year focus on the arts in non-Western regions, including: Latin America (2015-16), Asia (2016-17), and Africa (2017-18).

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