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Exhibition Excursions - Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

Art Escapes: Exhibition Excursions Edition

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment with Dr. Jeffrey Durham, Associate Curator of Himalayan Art


Immerse yourself in the fantastic landscapes of Tibetan Buddhism. This award-winning, eye-opening exhibition provides a taste of what enlightenment might be — if only we would wake up from the distractions of our daily lives. With masterpieces from two of the finest collections of Himalayan art in the world, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Asian Art Museum, Awaken showcases how integral artistic endeavor is to Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practices, and underscores art’s power to focus and refine our awareness.

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Our new Exhibition Excursion series invites you to follow our specialists as they virtually guide you through vibrant exhibitions teeming with works from some of the world’s greatest collections of Asian art — including ours! From the ancient to the contemporary, these 20-minute video tours brim with insights into the beliefs, passions, and aspirations that have motivated artists across time and cultures.

After your tour, take part in a live, friendly conversation with one of our curators — all from the comfort of home. So grab your favorite device on Saturday afternoons at 4PM and join us for a new Exhibition Excursion every month.

Tours are free for members. Click on the “Buy Tickets” link to reserve a ticket for the ‘Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment’ virtual tour led by Dr. Jeffrey Durham, Associate Curator of Himalayan Art. 

See the full lineup of Exhibition Excursions.

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