May 4, 2003
ART COLLECTOR GEORGE ORTIZ LOOKS at statues of goddesses from 10th
and 11th century Nepal at a preview for a Himalayan art exhibit at
the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibit includes 190 works from
both Buddhist and Hindu traditions ranging in date from the fifth
to the 19th centuries.
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The majesty and holiness of the Himalayas have enthralled art curator Pratapaditya Pal for nearly 50 years, and he believes religious art from those mountains can be a shelter in a war-torn world.