The Rubin Museum of Art’s major new initiative Project Himalayan Art has launched with the digital publication of Himalayan Art in 108 Objects. This is an extraordinary collection of images and contextualizing essays that span the history and geography of the Himalayan cultural world. The entire collection is freely available online at Project Himalayan Art. A printed version of the book will be released June 2023.
I contributed 2 essays. The first presents the earliest extant printed edition of Milarepa’s life story from 1538: A Tibetan Liberation Tale Illustrated in Print and Manuscript.
The second essay introduces a monumental mural of the Buddha’s life story from Puntsokling Monastery in Tibet, designed by the luminary Tāranātha Kunga Nyingpo: Tāranātha’s Vision of Shakyamuni’s Quest.