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The Female Buddha: An exhibition about women of enlightenment in Tibetan mysticism

July 2003
The Female Buddha: An exhibition about women of enlightenment in Tibetan mysticism

ATLANTA- (June, 2003), Back by popular demand, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is proud to announce the return of The Female Buddha: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mysticism exhibition, which reopens to the public on June 12th, 2003.

The exhibition features sixty-five masterpiece tangkas and a dozen bronze and wood figures, on loan from the Rubin Collection. The Rubin Collection in its entirety is thought to be the largest collection of Himalayan art outside of Tibet.

Donald Rubin, a 1956 Oglethorpe University Alumnus, and his wife Shelley, have never before made these works available for exhibition. Nor has an exhibition with this thematic focus ever been presented in the United States. World visitors will be able to explore more fully the ancient and ongoing traditions of The Land Above the Clouds through related programming, including an exhibition lecture series. A full color exhibition catalog entitled Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mystical Art written by exhibition curator Glenn H. Mullin, a world-renowned scholar of Tibetan culture and student of the Dalai Lama, published by Clear Light Publishers. Mullin is an internationally renowned Tibetologist, author, and expert on Buddhist meditation.���Glenn lived in Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai Lama, for many years where he studied Tibetan language, literature, yoga, and meditation. He is author of over 21 books on Buddhist topics.

[Exhibition dates:June 12th- August 24, 2003 at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta.]


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