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.

Current 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


On View: May 20 - June 26, 2015

Envisioning Ecstasy features documentary and conceptual imagery expressing the kaleidoscopic experience of the Kalachakra Initiation and the complexity of life in remote Ladakh, India. The root of the word ecstasy, ek- "out," and stasis “stand,” conveys the simultaneous outer and inner visions of the two photographers, mirroring the transcendent nature of the Kalachakra teachings. The treasured Kalachakra, "Wheel of Time,” teachings are a once secretive ritual that brought wisdom to the mythical Shambhala and continue to be of great benefit to Tibetans and the world today. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama bestowed the 33rd Kalachakra Initiation in Ladakh, India in July 2014.

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Cira Crowell (MA Savannah College of Art and Design) uses photography, illustration and animation to explore the optical phenomena of visible and intrinsic light. Her travels include Iceland, India, Bhutan, Japan and she recently completed a 250 mile medical trek in remote Himalayan Nepal. Cira received Jukai in 2010 and is a chaplaincy candidate at Upaya Zen Center.  She is on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and recently enjoyed a successful solo show at the Robert Berman Gallery (Santa Monica). She lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe.


Christopher Michel (MBA Harvard) photographs extreme locations like the South Pole, Everest, The Korean DMZ, Papua New Guinea, and the edge of space (aboard a U-2 spy plane). He has photographed a variety of global leaders, including the 14th Dalai Lama.  His prolific work is featured regularly in print, online and was most recently on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art near Copenhagen.  Chris is the editor at Explorers, travels extensively and lives in San Francisco.

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