Mead Book Signing at Amherst Books
"Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College"
Join us at Amherst Books (8 Main Street in Amherst) to celebrate the newly published catalogue "Picturing Enlightenment: Tibetan Tangkas in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College," with a book signing and reception with catalogue editor and main author Marylin M. Rhie, the Jesse Wells Post Professor of Art and Professor of East Asian Studies at Smith College, and essay contributors Maria Heim, associate professor of religion and Buddhist studies at Amherst College; Paola Zamperini, associate professor of Asian languages and civilizations at Amherst College; and Camille Myers Breeze, director of Museum Textile Services.
The lavishly illustrated book has an extensive catalogue, and three essays introduce the outstanding collection of 18 Tibetan paintings in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Among them are two groups of 18th-century tangkas of rare and exceptional quality from Central Tibet; a third group presents diverse themes in the bold folk styles of Eastern Tibet.