Online Spotlight Talk: Tibetan Buddhist Thangka, The Arhat Upasaka Dharmatala

Saturday, 29 January at 12pm


Celebrate Dublin Lunar New Year 2022, the Year of the Tiger, with the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History. Join Dr Audrey Whitty, Head of Collections and Learning and Deputy Director at the National Museum of Ireland, who will discuss a specific Thangka painting from the Museum’s highly important Asian art collections. Dr Audrey Whitty will focus specifically on the Thangka painting, The Arhat Upasaka Dharmatala, who is accompanied by a tiger to his right hand side. The twelve Thangka paintings on show at the Albert Bender exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, are part of a wider collection.

Please note: this is a pre-recorded talk and will premiere on the Museum YouTube and socials on Saturday, 29 January at 12pm. 

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