Main Library Bernheim Gallery: November 20, 2017–January 10, 2018

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition

Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a time of transition

The word "thukhuma," meaning art or culture, is from Pali, the sacred language of Myanmar's dominant Theravada Buddhist tradition. This exhibit of paintings, known collectively as Thukhuma, presents a selection of the work of contemporary artists living and working in Myanmar that highlight different perspectives of a society in transition.

Collected by Dr. Ian Holliday, Vice President and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning at The University of Hong Kong, Thukhuma is more than just a collection of artwork. It is also an online forum for analysis and debate that actively seeks to loan or donate paintings to museums, galleries, universities, schools, hospitals and other public institutions.

Since 2015, these paintings have been exhibited at institutions of higher learning across the United States including: Duke University; Guilford College; Harvard University; The University of Maryland, Baltimore County; The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Yale University; as well as Centre College, Kentucky.

The entire collection is available online at thukhuma.org.

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