Events & Opportunities


Tibetan Studies Events in New York City

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017   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: 725 Park Avenue,  New York, NY 10011           

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2017 1-2:30pm

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

Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2017  12noon-1:30pm

Talk by Jose Cabezon, University of California-Santa Barbara  

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

 

 

Local Exhibits

Feb. 27-May 20, 2018  ** OPENING LECTURE FOR MEMBERS ONLY,  FEB. 27 (see above)   

"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.

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.

 


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
304M Kent Hall
(212) 854-9875
lh2112@columbia.edu