Discover the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhist art with Dr. Jeff Durham, curator of the exhibition Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment. Using some of the most fascinating paintings and sculptures in the exhibition, Dr. Durham reveals how art, meditation and ritual practice operate together to help the student "awaken" to the true nature of the mind. From traditional masterworks to contemporary visions, you will see how this artistic tradition promotes the practice of visualization, the key meditative technique in Tibetan Buddhism.
Contemporary Japanese prints are renowned for their technical excellence and high level of creativity. Allison Tolman will talk about several artists working today, starting from the postwar period to the present day.
Allison Tolman is a second-generation dealer of contemporary Japanese prints. She was raised in Tokyo and graduated from Yale University in 1981. She now resides in New York. She lectures frequently on Japanese prints and is actively involved in building private, corporate and museum collections of Japanese works on paper. She is an active member of the Japanese Art Society of America.