(April 2016) During spring break, Leigh Miller, PhD, Director of Programs, was honored to participate in Tibetan Arts Week, sponsored by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Leigh was invited to introduce Gonkar Gyatso, a world-renowned founder of contemporary Tibetan art, at his talk, “Buddha in the Bathroom: Appropriation & Pop Culture in Contemporary Tibetan Art”. Leigh also lectured on contemporary art and cultural sustainability in Tibet for the Art History department.

Over several days in Colorado, she particularly enjoyed continuing conversations with Gonkar Gyatso that have been ongoing since 2001 about art and Tibet, including as a guest for his talk at the Denver Museum of Art, as he prepared for his very first performance installation artwork, and at a small graduate student and faculty conversation with him and poet and filmmaker, Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, also known by his pen name, Jangbu.

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Leigh Miller, PhD, teaches an art history class on Contemporary Tibetan Art and Cultural Sustainability at the University of Colorado, Boulder, April 6, 2016.

Leigh Miller, PhD, teaches an art history class on Contemporary Tibetan Art and Cultural Sustainability at the University of Colorado, Boulder, April 6, 2016.

The faculty and graduate students of the Tibet Himalaya Initiative at University of Colorado, Boulder, with guests Gonkar Gyatso, Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang, and Leigh Miller. photo: Tibet Himalaya Initiative/Rupak Prasad Shrestha