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Tibetan Thangka exhibition on display in Beijing

Date: 2017.01.13 Editor: Evelyn Shi

A large number of excellent Thangka artistic works are on show at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing. The exhibition features the technical inheritance of Thangka's major schools, while also exhibit an infusion of modern painting styles. It runs until Jan 18, 2017.


All the works were created by local artists in Tibet. While art workers of all nationalities in which Tibetan people play the dominant role learn and inherit national traditional painting, they also actively absorb modern plastic arts and painting elements of mainland China at the same time, and create a large group of exquisite Thangka artistic works which enjoy great popularity among the masses, so that Thang-ga, the ancient painting art gets sparkling in the new times.



Thangka, also known as Tangka, is a painted or embroidered Buddhist banner hung in a monastery or a family altar. The pictorial subjects of Thangka include portraits of Buddha, stories from the lives of saints and great masters. They are usually rectangular in shape but vary in size, ranging from a little over a few square centimeters to several square meters


Address: National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Dajie, East District, Beijing

Museum hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (No Entry after 4:00 p.m.) Closed on Mondays

Admission Ticket: Free