About

Sarah Magnatta received her PhD in Art History from The Ohio State University with a specialty in Himalayan and South Asian art. She served as the Interpretive Specialist of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum from 2015 to 2018 where she worked on several exhibitions including Ganesha: The Playful Protector and Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion.  Sarah has been teaching for the University of Denver since 2010 and was a consultant for the Thangde Gatsal Tibetan Buddhist Art Digital Collection at DU.  Classes taught include Sacred Art of Asia, Buddhism in Art, Indian Art, Tibetan Art, and Politics in Art. She also teaches a travel course for the Interterm periods titled Tibet on Display: “Collecting/Viewing” Tibetan Art in New York City.  Her current research focuses on contemporary Tibetan art. She recently curated the exhibition Tenzing Rigdol: My World Is in Your Blind Spot, currently on view at the Emmanuel Art Gallery in Denver and traveling to the Tibet House U.S. in New York City this fall (September 12- November 14, 2019).