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EXHIBITION

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
September 11-December 5

1104 S. WABASH AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR
CHICAGO, IL 60605 • 312-369-663

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10-6

Founded in 1729, the Derge Parkhang is a world cultural treasure, a repository of the cultural memory, literature and art of the Tibetan people. The Parkhang stores more than 300,000 woodblocks that are used to publish sutra, commentaries and histories of Tibetan Traditional Buddhism. This exhibition, officially sanctioned by the Derge Parkhang, consists of prints, artifacts, photographs and interviews collected in Derge, and represents the culmination of a three-year project by curators Patrick Dowdey and Clifton Meador. For more on the exhibition and related events, please visit our website.

EVENTS

Sept. 11 Opening reception, 5-8pm
Nov. 21 Panel discussion, 3:30 pm:
History, Printing and People:
The Derge Parkhang and Tibetan Cultural Revival with panelists Patrick Dowdey, Wesleyan University; Clifton Meador, Columbia College; Yudru Tsomo, Lawrence University; James Canary, Indiana University
Nov. 21-22 Workshop:
The Himalayan Book, James Canary

A catalog of the exhibition will be available on September 11.