Thoughts through Vision (MOA Visual and Material Culture Research Seminar Series)

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 9.26.43 AMKalsang Dawa grew up in Lhasa where he was trained in traditional Tibetan art. He later moved to Dharamsala, India, and had a rigorous thangka painting training under Master Venerable Sengye Yeshi, the former official painter of the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1998, Kalsang moved to Vancouver, Canada. MOA commissioned him to create a work for the museum in 2009. Inspired by Buddhist philosophy, he uses, and teaches art for healing and self-awareness. In this talk, he will present his recent contemporary art works.

Conveners: Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura, MOA Curator, Asia, Dr. Nuno Porto, MOA Curator, Africa & Latin America, and Dr. Anne Murphy, UBC Asian Studies.

If you have questions, please contact Fuyubi at

This event is open to all, and free. No registration required.


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