Hidden amid soaring snowy mountains, deep valleys, and desolate deserts are some of the greatest treasures of Buddhist culture and Tibetan heritage. For more than a decade, photographer Thomas Laird traveled across the Tibetan plateau to capture images of spectacular Buddhist murals in all their sublime vastness and intricacy. As the Dalai Lama has explained, these murals are not just beautiful artworks, but serve as points of reference and guidance for practitioners of Buddhism, yoga, and meditation—as well as for anyone seeking to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives. Deploying new multi-image digital photography, Laird has compiled the world’s first archive of these expansive artworks in life-size resolution. Join us as he shares his photographs and discusses his new book Murals of Tibet with Debra Diamond, curator of South and Southeast Asian art.
- Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Event Location: Sackler, level B1 lobby
- Cost: Free