Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu

This project by artist and researcher Joy Lynn Davis documents community response to the theft of stone sculptures from the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal through a series of photo-realistic paintings, photographs, interviews and research about the sites where the sculptures originated.


“Stolen Deities Resurface in a Dallas Museum”
Dr. Erin Thompson, Hyperallergic, January 24, 2020


February 9 – March 16, 2017
Staniar Gallery, WASHINGTON and LEE UNIVERSITY, Lexington, Virginia
“Remembering the Lost: Community Response to the Theft of Nepal’s Sacred Sculptures”
an exhibition of paintings and research by Joy Lynn Davis
Art Talk and Reception:
5:30 pm, Friday, March 3, 2017
Wilson Hall & Lukes Atrium

April 10 – 25 & May 20 – June 7, 2015 (interrupted by the earthquakes)
NEPAL ART COUNCIL, Kathmandu, Nepal
“Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu”
an exhibition of paintings and research by Joy Lynn Davis
organized by the Himalayan Art and Cultural Heritage Project
with partnership by Photo.Circle
sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Swiss Embassy in Nepal
with additional support by the UNESCO Kathmandu Office
and Nepal Art Council