Himalayan Art: An Aesthetic Adventure

Himalayan art: Bhaishajyaguru Medicine Mandala

This was the first major exhibition of Himalayan art devoted to surveying the artistic processes and aesthetic traditions of the entire Himalayan region. Some 163 masterpieces were shown in the exhibition, including gilded sculpture, ritual objects, maps, portraits of kings… Continue reading

Ladakh and the Three Maitreyas


Sitting in the fertile Zanskar Valley with the mighty Indus river running through the centre, the town of Leh is dramatically encircled by snow-capped mountains. This tributary of the Indus also gives the high desert plateau a surprising greenness during… Continue reading


Asian Art Newspaper explores the world of Tibetan Buddhist art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, in the exhibition Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment This exhibition of Tibetan Buddhist art, previously on show at the Virginia… Continue reading


Black Hat Lama preparing for religious ceremony at the New Year, Sikkim Sikkim by Alice S Kandell, February 1969

Asian Art Newspaper talks to Alice S Kandell about Himalayan and Tibetan art, Sikkim, and the Shrine Room in the Freer Gallery, Washington DC, and her travels in Sikkim In 1965, Alice Kandell first visited the former kingdom of Sikkim… Continue reading