Hacia arriba

Danza Ballet



12 septiembre, 2013

Metropolitan Museum Celebrates Remarkable New Acquisitions of Tibetan and Nepalese with Special Exhibition Beginning September 17

  • September 17, 2013–February 2, 2014
  • Exhibition Location: Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for South and Southeast Asian Art 3rd floor
  • Press Preview: Monday, September 16, 10 a.m. – noon

Thirteen recently acquired masterworks of Tibetan and Nepalese art will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning September 17. Dating from the 11th to the 17th century, Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese Art: Recent Acquisitions will include five sculptures that are among the rarest and most important such objects to enter a Western collection, along with examples of the finest Tibetan and Nepalese paintings known. All come from the pioneering collection of Jack and Muriel Zimmerman.

“We are extremely fortunate to have been able to acquire these seminal works of Himalayan art from the Zimmerman Family Collection. They will have a transformative impact on Metropolitan’s ability to present Tibetan and Nepalese art of the highest caliber,” said John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia in the Department of Asian Art. “Almost every major exhibition of Himalayan art mounted over the past four decades has featured works from this collection.”

Among the sculptures that will be on view are the sublime brass Sakyamuni Buddha, created in the late 12th century and the finest example of its kind; the imposing bronze portrait of Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who brought Buddhism to Tibet, the largest and finest such sculptural effigy outside Tibet; a Nepalese gilt copper repoussé Vishnu on Garuda dated 1004, a unique legacy of the Licchavi dynasty; and a monumental 16th-century mask of Bhairava that is unrivaled in its scale and quality. The paintings in the group will include the unsurpassed Nepalese Surya and Achala, as well as the Tibetan Mahakala, Protector of the Tent, imposing in scale, exquisite in execution, and datable to around 1500, making it an exceptional work of the period.

Jack and Muriel Zimmerman began acquiring Tibetan and Nepalese art in 1964, and became the foremost collectors of their generation. Buying with “a connoisseur’s eye” in the formative period of Himalayan art appreciation, they formed a collection of unrivaled depth and quality. All of the works have been exhibited and published since 1974 (including the seminal 1977 exhibition Gods and Demons of the Himalayas that was held at the Grand Palais in Paris). In 1991, a catalogue of the collection’s highlights was published by the American Federation of Arts to accompany an exhibition that toured the U.S. and Europe. Loans of the works continued over the next 20 years that followed, including many that were on view in the spectacular Wisdom and Compassion exhibition tour that began in 1999, initially organized by Tibet House in New York.

Masterpieces of Tibetan and Nepalese Art: Recent Acquisitions is organized by John Guy.

Metropolitan Museum Celebrates Remarkable New Acquisitions of Tibetan and Nepalese with Special Exhibition Beginning.


New Culture Chanel Exhibit In Guangzhou, China   “The story of Chanel is really a story of emotions, of images and words. It is not just a history of fashion. It is more a history of feminine behavior. It is a social history by itself.” Jean-Louis Froment, Curator Culture ChanelBack in Oct...
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON Auditorio de FUNDACIÓN MAPFREPaseo de Recoletos, 23 - del 28 de junio al 7 de septiembre 2014 COMISARIO Clément Chéroux Del 27 de junio al 7 de septiembre de 2014 podrá visitarse, en las salas de exposiciones de FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE (Paseo de Recoletos...
FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE, programación otoño 2015 CUATRO GRANDES MUESTRAS EN MADRID Y UNA NUEVA SALA EN BARCELONA, PROTAGONISTAS DE LA PROGRAMACIÓN DE FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE PARA OTOÑO. FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE inaugurará en los meses de septiembre y octubre cuatro grandes muestras en la capital y abrirá una nue...
Les Ballets Suédois, une compagnie d’avant-garde (1920-1925) Bibliothèque-musée de l’Opéra Palais Garnier 11 juin - 28 septembre 2014  «Les Ballets Suédois ont sauté à pieds joints par-dessus les lieux communs chorégraphiques. Ils s’en portent fort bien. Ils veulent du nouveau. Le Ballet moderne, c’est la Poé...
La Fundación Mapfre y la exposición Sorolla y América La Fundación Mapfre traerá en 2014 la exposición «Sorolla y América», una muestra de la etapa americana del pintor nunca vista en España. La Fundación Mapfre presentó ayer la exposición «Sorolla y América» que acogerá las obras que Joaquín Sorolla p...
Аt home with Rodchenko and Stepanova State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Stroganov Moscow. To mark 120 years since Varvara Stepanova’s birth the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry and the Rodchenko and Stepanova Archive present...

Ballet Barcelona - Carolina de Pedro Pascual

Uso de cookies

Este sitio web utiliza cookies y Google Analitycs para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. Si continúa navegando está dando su consentimiento para la aceptación de las mencionadas, y de nuestra política de cookies, privacidad y RGPD ACEPTAR

Aviso de cookies