VMFA will host contemporary artist Tsherin Sherpa for a week of artist demonstrations and discussions. Join the artist to observe his practice and discuss his artistic technique. Three of Sherpa’s work are featured in the special exhibition, Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment.
Photo courtesy of the artist
Artist Demonstrations with Tsherin Sherpa
Tue, May 14 | 11 am–1 pm & 2–4 pm
Thu, May 16 | 2–4 pm & 5–7 pm
Fri, May 17 | 11 am–1 pm & 2–4 pm
Entrance to the special exhibition Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
Meet the artist outside the entrance to the special exhibition to observe and discuss the process of traditional thangka painting and how Sherpa has expanded on that skill to create his contemporary works.
Please note, tickets are required to enter the special exhibition.
Conversation: Thangka Paintings
Artist in conversation with Dr. John Henry Rice, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art
Wed, May 15 | 11 am–noon
Free, no tickets required
Meet at Visitor Services
Join the artist and curator of the exhibition for a discussion of the thangka paintings in VMFA’s permanent collection.