Have you ever wondered what a work of art is trying to say?

In this new take on member experiences, you will be guided in artful conversation by one of our expert docents to uncover what lies beneath the surface of some of The Newark Museum of Art’s most beloved artworks.

Tibetan Buddhist art is not just beautiful; every element is also packed with meaning. In this session, Hannah Hume will guide us on an exploration of how we can ‘read’ works of Tibetan Buddhist art to uncover the histories, stories, morals, and implicit uses held within. We will use Avalokiteshvara and Tara and the duality of wisdom and compassion that they represent as examples.

Hannah is the NMOA’s Manager of Philanthropy and has an MA in Art History and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts with a focus in Buddhist art, and an MA in Museum Studies at NYU. She is looking forward to meeting you all!

Registration is required.

This event is exclusively for members.

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