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Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics at the Rubin Museum

Hero, Villain, Yeti opens on Friday, December 9th at the Rubin Museum.  The exhibit is an extensive collection of comics related to Tibet, with characters as diverse as Mickey Mouse, Buddha, and Tomb Raider Lara Croft.  The collection includes more than fifty international comic books dated from the 1940s to present day.  Tibet is explored as both a historical, political setting and a fantasy land.  In addition to those on display, dozens of comics are available for reading.

See the Rubin website for gallery hours and admission prices.
Gallery admission is free every Friday from 6 – 10 p.m.

There is a members-only preview night for the exhibit on Thursday, December 8th, featuring remarks from chief curator Jan Van Alphen and an illustrated keytalk by exhibition curator Martin Brauen. The preview night begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are available to members of the museum on a first come, first served basis.

Rima Fujita’s “Save the Himalaya” event in LA

Rima Fujita (Illustration, ’87) dropped us a line about an upcoming event featuring her work!  Here’s the scoop:

My 4th book, “Save the Himalaya” (forewords by the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere) will be published this fall, and I will be donating a few thousand copies to 82 Tibetan refugee schools in exile. I am having a charity exhibition event at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Beverly Hills.  I would like to invite you to the special opening on April 29 (ed. note: click the link for more information!) if you are in LA area that day.

“Save the Himalaya” is an educational book about the crisis of the Himalayan environment, and Mr. Tagore and I are donating all proceed to educating Tibetan children in exile about the environmental issue.

Beautiful work, Rima.  Congrats!