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Every few months, we highlight different tours through our world-class collection. Book The Himalayan Connection: China to India by March 31, 2020, and receive a 20% discount!


The Himalayan Connection: China to India
Discover the confluence of ideas, rituals and practices that connect diverse artworks, from India, across the Himalayas and Southeast Asia and into China. By encountering a range of objects, you will find unifying threads that bind together these vast, diverse regions. Your group will explore how the Gandharan Buddha from South Asia emerged as a universal image, and how a two-armed Avalokiteshvara in India manifests into a multiheaded, multiarmed Avalokiteshvara in the Himalayas and a multiarmed Guanyin in China.

Photo: Thousand-armed bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), China. Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Wood. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60S584. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.