PHOENIX, AZ.- The Phoenix Art Museum presents the exhibit Demonic Divine in Himalayan Art through December 17. Central to Himalayan religious beliefs is human transformation from negativity nourished by ignorance, egotism and other personal demons to spiritual liberation. Demonic Divine explores the ferocious deities believed to aid us in that journey, with over 50 works of art that span 600 years in one of Asias most remote cultural enclaves. Tibetan-style hanging scrolls, an illuminated manuscript, ritual bronze sculptures and carved masks represent beings that have a protective and beneficent role in Tibetan Buddhism, as well as the regions native religion called Bon. Their dramatic color and writhing forms distinguish this regions religious art from the quiet elegance of Chinese and Japanese art. Organized by the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, the exhibition provides an opportunity to experience the rich and sophisticated concepts that form the foundation of Himalayan art.