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Masterpieces of Nepal: Buddhist and Hindu Art in the Himalayas

Register for this Spring 2024 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website .
For centuries, Nepal has been a cradle for the growth and evolution of two of the world's most consequential religions - Buddhism and Hinduism. In this microcosm, they have intertwined in ways unlike any other culture, resulting in a unique theological and visual overlap, a fusion of artistic styles, techniques, and beliefs. The course will survey masterpieces from Nepal and span a wealth of mediums, from richly detailed mandalas to graceful bronze sculptures and spectacular temple architecture. Whether you are familiar with these world religions or are simply curious about them, this course will give you a toolbox to intellectually engage with Buddhist and Hindu imagery. This course will include one session at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to visit the exhibition Ganesha, Lord of New Beginnings.  Spring 2024 tuition is $529.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A familiarity with different works of Nepalese art, from sculptures to architecture
  • Knowledge about Buddhist and Hindu imagery
  • A preview of the Met exhibition “Ganesha: Lord of New Beginnings”

Ideal for

  • Art Enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and practicing arts professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.