Mustang, Gateway to Tibet

Christian Luczanits, The Rubin Museum, New York

Mustang, called Lo in Tibetan, is a discrete geographical region to the north of central Nepal mostly inhabited by people who are culturally Tibetan. The Mustang valley is defined by the Kali Gandaki River, which flows straight from north to south. Tracks paralleling the river once served as a major trade route between Tibet and India and provided the surplus that enabled the building of monasteries of substantial size and the creation of stunning artworks, in particular from the late 14th to the 17th centuries.  Besides presenting major monuments and art objects from the region, the seminar also introduces Mustang's colorful history and landscape.

Saturday, December 01, 2012 | 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford
Stanford Continuing Studies