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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