Department of Art and Art History Calendar

Symposium: Out of Place: Tibet, Travel and Buddhism in the Early 20th Century

Out of Place

Focusing on the image and influence of Tibet in the early 20th century, this symposium, which is organized and chaired by Professor Janice Leoshko, raises provocative questions about the intersections of travel, art and religion.

Professor Clare Harris, Reader-Curator, School of Anthropology, Oxford University
"Locating Tibetan Art: the ethics and aesthetics of the Younghusband Mission to Tibet 1903-4"

Professor Michael Charlesworth, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas
"On the Eaves of the World: Reginald Farrer's expedition to Tibet, 1914-1916"

Professor Donald Lopez, Jr., Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan
"A British Husband and a Hindu Wife: Gendun Chopel in India"

The event is supported by the Yew Endowment, Department of Art and Art History, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the South Asia Institute, The University of Texas at Austin.