September 10, 2016 – August 26, 2018
Baskets were one of the first art forms in the Americas, with basket fragments found in California and the Southwest dating to 9,400 years ago. Over the millennia, native North Americans developed elaborate techniques and intricate designs worked in local materials, from sweetgrass in Florida to black ash in the Northeast and deer grass in California, among many others.
September 3 – November 27, 2016
Gonkar Gyatso, a Tibetan-born British artist, explores contemporary Tibetan identity through a series of large-scale photographs depicting members of a single family living in Lhasa. Inspired by the proliferation of photographic media, including fashion photography, Family Album investigates changing representations of Tibetan-ness in an increasingly interconnected, globalized world. Gyatso composes the photographs as a family album, revealing the complex and varied roles of each family member.
March 19 – November 27, 2016
Visitors will encounter compelling works of Tibetan Buddhist art presented in their proper sacred context and regarded as a “doorway” into a higher world.