Events & Opportunities


Tibetan Studies Events in New York City

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018   6:30PM

"Walking with Tucci: A Visual History of Tibet"

Deborah Klimburg-Salter, University Professor Emeritus, CIRDIS, Institute for Art History, University of Vienna

This talk is part of an Opening Tea Reception and Lecture (4-9pm) for Asia Society members only. It marks the opening of a new exhibit: "Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting" (see "Local Exhibits" below.)

Venue: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue,  New York, NY 10011  

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018  6:30-8pm

A Conversation with Contemporary Tibetan Artist Gonkar Gyatso        

Contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso in a conversation with Katherine Paul (Newark Museum) and Melissa R. Kerin (Washington and Lee University). Tickets: $10 for students.  Free live webcast also available. See details here.

Venue: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue,  New York, NY 10011 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 1-2:30pm

"Some Observations on the Social Status of the Spiritual Teacher in Tibet”

Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University; moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University

Venue: Kent Hall, EALAC Lounge (Room 403), Columbia University; 1140 Amsterdam Avenue.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018  12noon-1:30pm

"A Conversation on Early Gelug Institutional History"

José Cabezón, University of California-Santa Barbara; moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University

Venue: Kent Hall, EALAC Lounge (Room 403), Columbia University; 1140 Amsterdam Avenue.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018  6-8pm

"Contemporary Tibetan Art in Conversation"  

Baiqu Gonkar, photographer and daughter of contemporary Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso, in conversation with Rainer Ganahl and David Xu Borgonjon. Moderated by Riga Shakya. Featuring an exclusive presentation of photos by Nyema Droma.

Venue: Kent Hall, EALAC Lounge (Room 403), Columbia University; 1140 Amsterdam Avenue.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018   6:15-7:30pm

"New Views on Tibet's Linguistic Diversity"  (hosted at NYU)

Dr. Gerald Roche (Asia Institute, University of Melbourne) will first present a synthesis of linguistic research in Tibet as background on how many languages are spoken in Tibet, where, and by whom -- and then discuss new findings about language endangerment in Tibet which demonstrate the surprising richness of language diversity as well as its fragility.

Venue:  NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, Kriser Screening Room, Anthropology Department, 25 Waverly Place, Ground Floor.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018  12-1:30pm

"Social Mobility in the Tibetan Army"

Alice Travers, Permanent Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research; moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University.

Venue: International Affairs Building, Room 918 (SIPA); 420 West 118th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive).

 

Local Exhibits

FEB. 2, 2018 - JAN. 27, 2019

"The Second Buddha: Master of Time"

This exhibition focuses on the legendary Indian master Padmasambhava (lit. "Lotus Born), who is celebrated by Tibetans as “The Second Buddha” and believed to have been instrumental in converting the land and people of Tibet to Buddhism.  The Second Buddha brings together 41 works of art (in various formats and materials) from the 13th to 20th century with interactive technology. Central to the exhibition are themes of the interconnected nature of past and future as the basis for constructing identity and projecting teachings into the future.

Curated by Elena Pakhoutova.

Venue: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. (Free admission on Friday nights!)  

 

Feb. 27 - May 20, 2018

"Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting"

This exhibition features paintings collected by Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci during his 1926-1948 expeditions to Tibet, and photography of his travels. The paintings — on loan from the Museum of Civilisation-Museum of Oriental Art "Giuseppe Tucci," Rome — are on view for the first time in the United States.  * OPENING LECTURE FOR MEMBERS ONLY,  FEB. 27. (see above)  

Curated by Deborah Klimburg-Salter, University Professor Emeritus, CIRDIS, Institute for Art History, University of Vienna; and Associate, Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University; with Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art, Asia Society.

Venue: 725 Park Avenue,  New York, NY 10011           

1 (212) 288-6400

      

March 8, 2017 - March 26, 2018   

"Masterworks of Himalayan Art"

Masterworks, a regularly changing exhibition at the Rubin, explores major strands in the development of Himalayan art, covering a period of over one thousand years, and presents regional artistic traditions in their broad cultural, geographic, historical, and stylistic contexts. The 2017 iteration of this exhibition draws primarily from the Rubin collection and is augmented by a few select long-term loans.  The exhibit is organized geographically, showcasing the diverse regional traditions of western Tibet, central Tibet, eastern Tibet, and Bhutan in relation to the neighboring areas of India, Kashmir, Nepal, China, and Mongolia.

Curated by Karl Debreczeny.

Venue:  Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011. (Free admission on Friday nights!)

 


Fellowships, Jobs & Other Opportunities

 

Internships at the Rubin Museum of Art (New York City)

A variety of internship positions are regularly available at this premiere institution devoted to Himalayan art and related education.


Summer Study Opportunities

Tibetan, Sanskrit and Nepalese summer intensive language courses, including beginning classical Tibetan, three levels of colloquial Tibetan (beginning, intermediate, and advanced), beginning Sanskrit, and beginning and intermediate Nepalese. An introductory Buddhist studies intensive, combining study and a meditation practicum, is also offered.

Instructor: Professor Tsetan Chonjore. Tibetan language study for students at all levels, with special emphasis on oral fluency.

Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive:  Six-week or two-week course options for students at beginning, intermediate and advance levels. Self-described as "an excellent foundation for students applying to or entering MA or Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies as well as a rare opportunity for students seeking knowledge of Classical Tibetan for their personal study and practice."

Includes classes in Tibetan. Previous sessions are described here.


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Tibetan Studies Librarian
Dr. Lauran R. Hartley
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(212) 854-9875
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