Santa Clara University

The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama

Exhibition information

Department of Archives and Special Collections, Third Floor Gallery

Joanne E. Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Family Technology Center, and Orradre Library

September 12–December 14

Exhibit hours

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: Noon–5 p.m.


Peace Talks—Please join artists and faculty for a pair of panel presentations

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photography, Transformation, and Peace

How can photography be used to convey a message of peace? Architects of Peace photographer Michael Collopy joins Binh Danh of The Missing Peace along with Associate Professor Andrea Pappas and Lecturer Renee Billingslea of the Department of Art and Art History to discuss transforming the world with the lens of a camera.

6–7 p.m. Preview of exhibits and reception, de Saisset Museum
7–8:30 p.m. Panel presentation, de Saisset Museum

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Art, Transformation, and Peace

How does the concept of peace inspire an artist? Hear from artists Andy Cao and Squeak Carnwath, along with Kate Morris, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History.

5–6:30 p.m. Panel presentation followed by reception, St. Clare Room, Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library

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The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama at Santa Clara University

For the past five years the The Missing Peace has reached audiences around the world with the work of 88 artists from 30 countries, each challenged with interpreting the Dalai Lama’s message of peace. Santa Clara University is hosting a selection of 25 works of art from the full exhibit, including paintings, photographs, installations, and sculpture from celebrated artists such as Chuck Close, Binh Danh, Squeak Carnwath, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.

The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the Joanne E. Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Family Technology Center, and Orradre Library provides an intimate setting for The Missing Peace, which invites the contemplation of what makes peace possible. The Missing Peace presents many viewpoints of one of the world’s strongest symbols of compassion in the Dalai Lama and in the process conveys ideals of patience, restraint, empathy, and forgiveness.

Two Bay Area nonprofits, the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, organized the exhibit in 2005 along with curator Randy Rosenberg.

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