Alchi: A Rare Look at the World-Famous Monastery | Illustrated Lecture with Peter Van Ham
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000 Price: Tickets $20; Free for Members
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Get an unprecedented look inside the world-famous Buddhist monastery of Alchi at this illustrated lecture by Peter van Ham, author and photographer of the sumptuous new book Alchi: Treasures of the Himalayas.
Sitting at an elevation of 3,500 meters in the Ladakh region of northwest India, Alchi is the best-preserved temple complex in the Himalayas, housing thousands of rare paintings and sculptures dating back to the 11th century. For the first time, the Dalai Lama has authorized the documentation of these extraordinary artworks, which offer powerful insight into the spiritual and secular life of medieval Kashmir and Western Tibet.
In this illustrated lecture, the renowned researcher, author, and photographer Peter van Ham introduces the audience to the transformative power of the masterpieces of Alchi. The lecture offers selected insights into the spectacular new findings gained by van Ham and his co-author, renowned Tibetologist Amy Heller, which are presented in the book.
A book signing of Alchi: Treasure of the Himalayas will follow the program.Buy tickets/get more info now