Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama

October 28, 2006 January 15, 2007

This exhibition, organized by the Committee of 100 for Tibet (C100) and the Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF), celebrated and explored the many paths to peace. The project sought to reach thousands of people around the world in an effort to make a lasting contribution to the global dialogue around peace and to inspire individuals on their path toward personal inner peace. As part of the project, artists executed works based on His Holiness and the themes of compassion, peace, harmony, community, people in exile, spirituality, nonviolence, and unity of all things through traditional art disciplines, electronic media, and performance art.

Artists such as Bill Viola, Mike and Doug Starn, Richard Gere, Sylvie Fleury, El Anatsui, Chuck Close, and a number of other accomplished artists were part of this impressive exhibition. In addition, all of the exhibition’s works were donated by the artists and were auctioned to raise funds for the peace initiatives of the DLF and the C100 at the close of the project. The Dalai Lama, who met with The Missing Peace organizers on several occasions, supported the project and loaned a work of art from his personal collection as well.

Image: Losang Gyatso, Tenzin Gyatso, Ocean of Wisdom, 2005, acrylic on canvas