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Tibetan and Himalayan Lifeworlds

Tibetan and Himalayan Lifeworlds exhibit poster

Tibetan and Himalayan Lifeworlds provides a window onto the unique culture and environment of the 'Roof of the World.' This exhibit explores the social and religious practices that shape life in Asia's high mountain environments, explores the political history of the region, and describes some of the encounters between foreigners and Himalayan and Tibetan people over time. The exhibit has been curated by Senior Lecturer Kenneth Bauer and Associate Professor Sienna Craig.

Tibetan and Himalayan Lifeworlds is enriched by the presence on campus of artist Tenzin Norbu, a painter from Dolpo, Nepal. Norbu studied traditional thangka painting as well as Buddhism from his father, following a lineage of painters that dates back more than 400 years. He is also one of the leading figures in contemporary Tibetan art. In January 2017, Norbu will spend time painting in Baker-Berry Main Hall (Thursday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 25, 9:30am-2:30pm), visiting classes, and staging a popup exhibit of some of his recent work at the Black Family Arts Center. For more information on Norbu's visit go to

This exhibit and Tenzin Norbu's residency at Dartmouth is made possible by support from the Dartmouth College Library, the HOOD Museum of Art, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Center, the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program, and the departments of Anthropology, Art History, Religion, and Studio Art.

Exhibit design by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach. Julia Cohen '18, a Presidential Scholar, contributed to the research, planning, and execution of this exhibit.. 

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: January 6 - March 31, 2017

Exhibit reception: Wednesday, January 25, 3-4:30pm

"...a long, long way to go..."

Gibbs Fund exhibit poster

The Gibbs Memorial Book Fund and African American Studies at Dartmouth

The Duane Gibbs '76 and William Rice '76 Memorial Book fund is one of many funds in the Library that memorializes Dartmouth's alumni. This particular fund is for the acquisition of books, journals, and reference materials by African American authors. The fund was originally established in 1989 by Reginald Thomas '75, P'10, William Rice '76, P'19, and Gary Love '76, P'10 in honor of their dear friend Duane Gibbs '76, who died that same year. Rice's name was added to the fund after his death in 2016 to memorialize his devotion to his friend Duane and to his alma mater Dartmouth.

The 40th anniversary of Gibbs's, Rice's, and their friends' graduation provides the opportunity to explore the African American educational experience at Dartmouth in and around 1976. This exhibit explores the development of the African and African American Studies Program, the life and work of Errol Hill, an African American educator at Dartmouth, and works by African American authors in the Library's collections.

This exhibit is displayed with gratitude to Gary Love '76 for proposing the exhibit, Dennis Grady the exhibit designer, and curators Laura Braunstein, Morgan Swan, Whitney Martin, and Laura Barrett.

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: February 10 - April  30, 2017

Last Updated: 2/17/17