Leslie will accompany a small group to view the monumental appliqué thangka featured in the Norton Simon Museum’s current exhibition “In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalaya.”
Commissioned by the 8th Dalai Lama and made in Tibet in the 18th century, this exquisite 20-foot-high silk artwork is constructed with the same techniques Leslie mastered in India and now teaches in the Stitching Buddhas programs.
This extraordinary artwork, part of the Norton Simon Museum’s permanent collection, is only displayed once every decade or two, so this truly is a rare opportunity to see it and an even rarer opportunity to have Leslie’s insight into its significance and its creation.
The $25 ticket price includes museum admission and one hour with Leslie inside the exhibition, viewing the giant thangka, delving into its stitchery techniques, and exploring its spiritual and cultural context. Leslie is uniquely qualified to introduce you to this extraordinary artwork having spent years with Tibetans in India studying Buddhism and learning to make such thangkas herself.
Meet at the entrance to the Museum at start time.
Parking is free.
The museum is showing the Tibetan movie “The Cup” at 7pm. Participants may choose to stay for the film as well (for an enjoyable evening and to avoid rush hour traffic).