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Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016–Sunday, April 23, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Although they may appear intimidating, these deities use their power to guard against antagonists and thwart obstacles to the spiritual goals of their devotees. Featuring nearly a dozen sculptures and paintings drawn primarily from the John and Berthe Ford Collection, this exhibition deepens our understanding of these compelling images.

Member Tour—Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Tour the exhibition Ferocious Beauty with Katherine Kasdorf, Wieler-Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, and learn about wrathful Buddhist deities from Tibet and Nepal. Though they appear intimidating these deities are beneficial, using their power to help devotees overcome challenges to their spiritual goals.

Ferocious Beauty Gallery Talk

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Tour the Ferocious Beauty exhibition with curator Katherine Kasdorf, Wieler-Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, and learn about wrathful Buddhist deities. Though they appear intimidating, these deities are beneficial, using their power to help devotees overcome challenges to their spiritual goals.

Member Tour: Pictures Within a Picture

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Join Ellie Hughes, Deputy Director for Art & Program, as she unveils John Scarlett Davis’s rarely seen painting, Interior of the Painted Hall, Greenwich Hospital. In observation of Black History Month, the talk will focus on the previously overlooked figure of a sailor in the foreground of the painting, and on elements revealed through recent conservation work.

Make Night: Meditation

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time: 06:00 PM–08:00 PM

The imposing deities on view in the special exhibition Ferocious Beauty are meant to help their followers overcome challenges. Following a brief tour of the exhibition, Allison Korycki of YogaWorks will hold a guided meditation session on the Sculpture Court. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat.