Eastern Perspectives on Political Power, Religion & Art (Through Monday, July 15)

    Date: 02/01/2019 - 07/15/2019

    Time: All Day

    Location: Rubin Museum of Art (150 W. 17 St., Manhattan)

    Price: Included with museum admission, free Friday evenings

    How do political leaders rise to power? What gives them the right to rule? In some governments today, we imagine power comes from the democratic consent of the people. In other systems, power can manifest through sheer might alone or could be transferred through religious mandate. The force of religion to claim political power is a global phenomenon, and Tibetan Buddhism once offered such divine means to power and legitimacy to rule. Faith and Empire explores the dynamic historical intersection of politics, religion, and art in Tibetan Buddhism.


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