Sonam Dolma Brauen, My Father’s Death

Date(s) - 12/16/2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


The Rime Sangha will visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for the exhibit Sonam Dolma Brauen, My Father’s Death and join curator Kimberly Masteller for a discussion of Tibetan Buddhist art and ritual practices, and remembrance as a form of resistance.

$8 Public | $5 Museum Members

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About the Exhibition Sonam Dolma Brauen: My Father’s Death

Personal biographies, political histories, and Tibetan Buddhist beliefs and practices inform Sonam Dolma Brauen’s sculpture My Father’s Death (2010). Born in 1953 in Tibet, Sonam and her family fled their homeland when she was a child.  Assembled with robes donated by Tibetan monks and tsa tsas, molded objects used as votive offerings, My Father’s Death commemorates Sonam’s own father, Tsering Dhondup, who died a few years after the family came to India as refugees.

The exhibition pairs Sonam’s work with Buddhist sculptures from Nepal and Tibet, offering visitors the opportunity to contemplate how concepts of consecration, relics, and commemoration are explored in Buddhist art and ritual practices across time.