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Interterm Classes

Tibet on Display: "Collecting/Viewing" Tibet in New York City

ARTH 3701 - 4 credits

Dates: August 14 (At DU) August 17 - 20, 2015
Days: Monday- Friday
Location: New York City, New York
Instructors: Sarah Magnatta
Registration Deadline: July 20 2014 or when course full (SPACE IS LIMITED)

Description: Many scholars would agree with Rawson's analysis: people are attracted to Tibetan art, but do they understand it? Do they need to understand it? Tibetan art, with its roots in the tantric tradition, is quickly becoming a popular subject for Western curators. The brightly colored geometric shapes, enigmatic smiles of unknown deities, and peacefully meditative Buddha images comprise an attractive field from which to create novel and memorable museum shows. However, the esoteric nature of Tibetan Buddhist art requires more than a brief description of the society that engendered these images. Context is critical. This course proposes a dialogue between the necessity of display as a catalyst for discussions regarding Tibet and the importance of iconographical, political, and spiritual context.

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Program Fee: $1200 (Nonrefundable. Covers lodging, one group meal, and museum admission)
Cancellation Fee: $1200 (Billed to student account in the event the student drops the course.)

For more information, contact Sarah Magnatta

To register, call Special Community Programs at 303-871-2360.