Pearl of the Snowlands exhibition opens at UCLA’s Fowler Museum

The Center for Book and Paper Arts’ much-praised 2009 exhibition Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Printing at the Derge Parkhang has traveled to the Fowler Museum, UCLA. where it will run from April 22 through October 14.


Named one of the top Chicago exhibitions of 2009 by Newcity art critic Jason Foumberg, the exhibition was a collaborative effort between the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College, the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University, and the legendary 300-year-old Tibetan buddhist printing temple, the Derge Parkhang.

The accompanying catalogue, produced by Patrick Dowdey of the Mansfield Freeman Center and Clifton Meador, director of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts program at Columbia College, is the most complete documentation of the temple’s history and current operations available in the English language. The 152-page, profusely illustrated catalogue is available at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, which arranged its publication.