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Libraries host five exhibitions to celebrate Dalai Lama's visit

The Rutgers University Libraries invite students, staff, faculty, and members of the public to view the following five exhibitions in the libraries on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. All five exhibitions will coincide with the Dalai Lama's visit to Rutgers and will highlight the history, culture, faith, music, and people of Tibet.

Images of Tibet: Photographs of KT Miller
At: The Art Library
71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick
College Avenue Campus
Exhibition runs September 24 to November 1, 2005.
The Images of Tibet exhibition will share captivating images of this hidden society by an award-winning photographer.

Cabinet of Tibetan and Newari Arts and Musical Responses to Buddhist Thought
At: The Mabel Smith Douglass Library
8 Chapel Dr., New Brunswick
Douglass Campus
Exhibition runs August 31 to October 31, 2005.
The Cabinet exhibition features Tibetan paintings, sculpture, ritual masks and musical instruments from the Fazio collection, as well as an audiovisual installation from the collections of Professor Patrick Gardner and the Laurie Music Library related to the American composer Lou Harrison (1917-2003), creator of the choral work "Peace Piece I," which will be performed prior to the Dalai Lama's address at Rutgers on September 25th.

Tibet, the Mysterious Land:
Learning from the East Asian Library Collection

At: The East Asian Library
2nd Floor of Archibald S. Alexander Library
169 College Ave., New Brunswick
College Ave Campus
Exhibition runs September 6 to October 31, 2005.
The Mysterious Land exhibition showcases the East Asian Library's collection on Tibet, including vernacular books and other materials (e.g. photos released by Xinhua News Agency, Tibetan prayer sheets) in Chinese, Tibetan, and Japanese. The collection opens a window to the mysterious land from the aspects of religion, politics, culture, history, art, anthropology, linguistics, literature, and geography. A bibliography for the exhibit can be viewed at:

Do Physics and Buddism Mix? See for Yourself!
In Recognition of the World Year in Physics: 2005,
and H.H. The Dalai Lama's Visit to Rutgers University."

At: The Kilmer Library
75 Ave. E, Piscataway
Livingston campus
Exhibition runs September 1 to December 16, 2005.

Through Western Eyes:
Documentation of Tibet

At: Special Collections and University Archives
Lobby of Archibald S. Alexander Library
169 College Ave., New Brunswick
College Ave Campus
Exhibition runs September 1 to December 31, 2005.
This exhibition of rare books and primary documents reflects a Western perspective on Tibet, from the accounts of early eighteenth century travelers to efforts by twentieth century aid organizations to help Tibetan refugees.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public. For further information including directions to each library and hours of operation, please see the libraries website at or call 732/932-7505.

Posted September 7, 2005