Santa Clara University


The Missing Peace

Selections from the renowned exhibit The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama will be on display at Santa Clara University through Dec 14.

The multimedia exhibition will present 29 of the works from the full collection, which includes pieces by 88 artists from 30 countries, who give their perspectives on the Dalai Lama as a statesman, philosopher, politician, holy man, visionary, and peacemaker.

“The works in this exhibition can serve as an inspiration for people to cultivate peace and harmony in their own lives,” said the Dalai Lama when the exhibit launched in 2006.

Darlene Markovich, executive director of The Missing Peace, says that the Dalai Lama’s messages have always extended beyond the principles of Buddhism and that the exhibition’s organizers felt Santa Clara University was an ideal final destination because of its Jesuit and Catholic philosophy, which is committed to the same ideals the Dalai Lama embodies. “Each of the works in the exhibition was selected for its ability to inspire thinking that transcends the bounds of faith or sect,” says Markovich.

Thousands of people around the world have seen the exhibit since its creation in 2006. It’s been on display at museums and universities in Tokyo, Madrid, Sibiu (Romania), Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, and most recently in San Antonio. This is the last opportunity for the public to view the contemporary exhibition. Admission is free.

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The Missing Peace Exhibit