From the ancient to the contemporary, these 20-minute video tours brim with insights into the beliefs, passions, and aspirations that have motivated artists across time and cultures.
Did you miss an award-winning temporary exhibition? Want a chance to revisit a special moment? Looking to learn more about what we have going on before stepping into the museum’s galleries?
Our new Exhibition Excursion series invites you to follow our specialists as they virtually guide you through vibrant exhibitions teeming with works from some of the world’s greatest collections of Asian art — including ours!
After your tour, take part in a live, friendly conversation with one of our curators — all from the comfort of home. So grab your favorite device on Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. and join us for a new Exhibition Excursion every month.
Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment
Saturday, Nov 13 – 4 PM
Dr. Jeffrey Durham, Associate Curator of Himalayan Art
Immerse yourself in the fantastic landscapes of Tibetan Buddhism. This award-winning, eye-opening exhibition provides a taste of what enlightenment might be — if only we would wake up from the distractions of our daily lives. With masterpieces from two of the finest collections of Himalayan art in the world, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Asian Art Museum, Awaken showcases how integral artistic endeavor is to Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practices, and underscores art’s power to focus and refine our awareness.
Tours are free for members.