NORTH ADAMS -- Tonight at 5, Nepali-born artist Ang Tsherin Sherpa will talk with Williams College anthropology professor Kim Gutschow and religion professor Georges Dreyfus in a panel discussion, "The Politics of Tibetan Art," in Mass MoCA's Club B-10. The panelists will discuss experiences with Tibetan social, cultural and political issues.

A reception follows in Kidspace, where Sherpa's thangka paintings are on view. Sherpa, who now lives and works in California, studied traditional Tibetan thangka painting under his father, Master Urgen Dorje Sherpa.

Gutschow has spent more than 20 years working in Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas, and in Nepal and Thailand.

Dreyfus was the first Westerner to receive the Geshe Lharampa degree -- the highest in the Tibetan monastic scholastic tradition. For information, call (413) 662-2111 or visit massmoca.org.


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