Plateau Engage members Tsering Lama and Muna Gurung tell the story of Beyond the Hero, Villain, and Yeti, a workshop aimed at engaging Tibetan teens with the Tibet in Comics exhibition at the Rubin Museum of Art. Through group discussion, academic readings, conversation with a Tibetan comic artist, and investigation of narrative forms, the group began to gain an understanding of the art of comics and started to create their own stories. They presented their work on March 17th 2012 at the Rubin Museum?s Education Center.
The Rubin Museum of Art explores the rich art and cultural legacies of the Himalayas, presenting paintings, textiles, and sculpture from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, as well as those from the larger Himalayan cultural sphere which includes India, China, Mongolia, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The relevance and universality of ideas found in Himalayan art are illuminated through cross-cultural and contemporary art exhibitions, acclaimed educational and public programs. "Doing some of the most original and inspired programs on the arts and consciousness in New York City." —Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Huffington Post