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Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond

This annotated list of web resources may be used to help you and your students learn more about looking at and making meaning from this type of art.

  • Websites

    The Rubin Museum of Art http://www.rmanyc.org/

    The Rubin Museum organized the exhibition, Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond. On their website, teachers can find a range of resources about Buddhist art such as looking guides, maps, and worksheets as well as audio guides and podcasts. These resources can be found both in the Education section as well as in Exhibitions.

    Freer and Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute http://www.asia.si.edu/

    The Freer and Sackler Galleries provide a wide range of resources and images on historical and contemporary Asian art including Chinese, Japanese, Sough Asian and Himalayan Art and more. These resources can be found under “Explore + Learn”.

    Ackland Art Museum – The Five Faiths Project http://www.ackland.org/education/fivefaiths/ff_index.html

    The Five Faiths Project introduces, with original works of art from the Ackland's multicultural permanent collection, the beliefs and practices of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Teachers can access and download object-based lesson plans, glossaries, and images and find links to additional resources.

    Namgyal Monastery and Institute of Buddhist Studies http://www.namgyal.org/

    The Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, NY provides information on this and other contemporary Buddhist communities in the United States as well as information on the Tibetan tradition of mandala sand painting.

    Buddhanet http://www.buddhanet.net/

    This Buddhist education and information network provides short summaries that explain Buddhist beliefs and the history of the religion, as well as other resources.