Sand Mandala Painting
Daily, April 9-16
During Regular Museum Hours
Over a period of one week, two Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Namgyal Monastery
will meticulously create a sand mandala of the Buddha of Compassion in the Museum's
Marble Court. Upon completion, the sand mandala -a circular painting made from
colored grains of sand- will be cast into a body of water, in a gesture that symbolizes
the impermanence of existence and the ideal of non-attachment to the material world.
The public can watch the construction of the mandala during Museum hours and is invited
to join us for the dismantling of the mandala in the Marble Court on Wednesday,
April 16, at 5 PM.
Download the Sand Mandala informational handout PDF.