Flip Side: The Unseen in Tibetan Art

March 15August 12, 2013
Presented by Rubin Museum of Art
Presented by Rubin Museum of Art


The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever, both sides of a select group thangkas, sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Dating from the 13th to the 19th century, these works of art illuminate the many uses of the other side in Tibetan culture.

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019