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ART Museum engagements: The Yatra Trilogy films

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  •  Rubin Museum of Art, New York  •  Asia Society, New York  •  National Gallery of Australia  •  Art Institute of Chicago • Museum of Asian Civilisations, Singapore  •  Seattle Art Museum  •  Cleveland Museum of Art  • National Archives, Ottawa  •  Bishop Museum, Honolulu  • Chester Beatty Library, Dublin • Portland Art Museum, Oregon  •  Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  •  Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe •  Anchorage Museum of Art & History  •  British Museum, London  •  Danish Film Institute, Copenhagen  •  Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena  •  National Museum, Taipei, Taiwan


“A visionary in the truest sense, John Bush patiently draws the viewer into his vision.”

Perry Garfinkel, Huffington Post


An award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, and visual artist based in New York City,  John Bush began making films in 2000 after a long career as the CEO and creative force of Illuminations. John's films have been theatrically released, screened in leading museums around the world, and broadcast nationwide and abroad as a miniseries.  His films have been featured in scores of festivals including in competition for Best Documentary at Bangkok, Rome and Munich film festivals.

Previous work includes The Yatra Trilogy:  Dharma River, Prajna Earth narrated by Sharon Stone, and Vajra Sky Over Tibet, which received the blessing and endorsement of the Dalai Lama. 

PBS renamed The Yatra Trilogy as Journey Into Buddhism and broadcast it nationally as a 4.5 hour  prime time documentary mini-series on Buddhist pilgrimage in Southeast Asia and Tibet. 

John has worked in collaboration with french-born, New York City choreographer Nadine Helstroffer on a series of eight dance films of spiritual journey that have now played in 28 countries including at Cannes, Spoleto and The American Dance Festival.

ETERNAL NOW - Into the Heart of India is his latest film of cinematic pilgrimage.


"As a filmmaker I strive to deepen the inner journey by capturing the light that quiets the mind and opens the heart."   

John Bush