Art & Gallery


he preservation and promotion of Tibetan art and culture is central to the Tibet House US mission. In fulfilling this mission, Tibet House sponsors ongoing exhibitions in the New York City cultural center gallery, create and sponsor traveling exhibitions, offer a forum for performance art such as dance and music, and maintain several important collections.

Upcoming Exhibition  |  Past Exhibitions

Repatriation Collection | Old Tibet Photo Archive


Tibet House GallerySince 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. Exhibitions have included artworks from private collections and museums, as well as selections from Tibet House’s own Repatriation Collection. The Repatriation Collection represents an ongoing effort to conserve examples of Tibetan art and artifacts for their eventual repatriation.

The 2,000 square foot Gallery is open to the public and includes a traditional Tibetan shrine room, which is available to visitors for quiet contemplation and meditation.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11AM - 6PM

Open to the public. $5 Suggested Donation


New Paintings by Benigna Chilla

OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, May 23   6-8PM

May 23rd – August 1st, 2014

This exhibition features artist Benigna Chilla’s new series of large scale paintings created after a 2012 stay in Bhutan. Her process as an artist begins with inspiration from ancient, geometric patterns found in architecture, textiles, and nature. These recent paintings explore both organic and constructed geometric shapes, which are organized through symmetry. Actual texture is embedded onto the canvas, layered with natural pigments like turmeric, saffron and minerals. The meditative and physical process of painting is as important to Benigna as the final pieces themselves.

Also included in the exhibition is a series of small intaglio prints with embroidery.


Benigna Chilla (born 1940), began her art studies in her native Germany at the Folkwangschule fuer Gestaltung in Essen and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. She moved to America in 1969, completing her graduate studies at the State University of New York at Albany and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has held residencies at Yaddo, the Djerassi Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Benigna now splits her time between Chatham, NY and Kolkata, India. She has had over 40 solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.

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