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Thursday, October 9

The Arts of Tibet

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, Curator of the Arts of Asia, the Newark Museum


To celebrate the centennial of the Newark Museum’s renowned Tibet collection in 2011, Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, Curator of the Arts of Asia, re-installed six permanent galleries of Tibetan art and created three temporary exhibitions of Tibetan art. Since her appointment at the Newark Museum in 2008 she has also created seven other exhibitions ranging from traditional to contemporary art originating in South, Southeast and East Asia. Previously, Dr. Paul was Associate Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she produced nine boutique exhibitions showcasing Himalayan art. She lectures widely and holds a B.A. in Art History from Reed College and a Ph.D. in the Languages and Cultures of Asia from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Nepali. As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Paul lived in Nepal and has performed field research in 15 Asian nations during the past 18 years. This lecture is presented in connection with the exhibition Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas from the Mead Art Museum. Co-sponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Friends of the Art Museum.