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In Conversation: “Buddhist Thangkas and Treasures: the Walter Koelz Collection” with Donald Lopez

In this informal gallery talk, Donald Lopez, exhibition co-curator and Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, will explore the rich iconography of the Buddhist thangkas in the gallery. Thangkas are portable religious paintings on cloth that feature colorful images of the Buddha, bodhisattvas, saints, teachers, and deities, both peaceful and wrathful. They serve not only as didactic and devotional devices but also as historical records of the lineage of practitioners who created them. Join us as we explore these fascinating artworks collected by Walter Koelz from Buddhist temples and monasteries on the borders of Tibet in the 1930s.

Sunday, May 12, 3 pm

Takes place in the A. Alfred Taubman Gallery II

The exhibition Buddhist Thangkas and Treasures: The Walter Koelz Collection, Museum of Anthropology is part of the UM Collections Collaborations series, co-organized by and presented at UMMA and designed to showcase the renowned and diverse collections at the University of Michigan. The UM Collections Collaborations series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Sunday, 12 May, 2013
3 p.m.12 a.m.

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register to secure your place by emailing


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