Empowering the Extraordinary Dakinis
Friday, May 20 through Thursday, August 20
Opening Night Reception: Friday, May 20 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Tibet House US – 22 W. 15th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Tibet House US presents Empowering the Extraordinary Dakinis, an exhibit featuring artist Rima Fujita’s recent series of work exploring the theme of female empowerment. Fujita examines women’s spiritual roles through iconography, tales and figures from the Buddhist tradition and spiritual cultures, as well as drawing upon modern influences.
Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Fujita graduated from Parsons School of Design and has exhibited internationally to much acclaim. She is committed to philanthropic work through her “Books for Children” organization, which has created five children’s books and donated more than 12,000 books to Tibetan refugee children in exile. His Holiness The Dalai Lama himself wrote forewords for her books. Thousands of copies of her upcoming book, Tibetan Identity, will be distributed in to the Tibetan communities worldwide in December of this year.
Tibet House US, established in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore, and present Tibet’s unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with a 2,000-square-foot gallery, library, archives, developing traveling exhibitions, print publications, and media productions.
Since opening in 1998, the Tibet House Gallery has featured exhibitions of classical and contemporary Tibetan art, as well as modern and contemporary art inspired by Tibetan culture.