Armchair Travel Series, “A Trip to Tibet without Leaving Staten Island” - Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:00 PM
Join Patricia and Peter Whitehouse as they present an illustrated lecture and discussion about their trip to Tibet and China. Sample Tibetan momo (dumplings) as you learn about the beauty of the Himalayan Region. Admission is $10 per person.
Celebrating the Scared, “The Ties that Bind, Exploring the Sacred Traditions of Tibet and India” - Friday, September 14, 2012, 5:00 PM - 8:00PM
As part of the Asian American Arts Alliance’s “Celebrating the Sacred Festival” the artist, Jayanthi Moorthy will present Sacred Writings and Threads, an outdoor installation combining works on canvas, handwritten scrolls sourced from the community, and sacred threads from temples in India. The writings act as a meditative tool while tying threads represent the bonding with loved ones. The event will also include a hands-on mandala workshop, Mandala Dreams, by artist, performer, and educator Margaret Chase. Free with museum admission.
Himalayan Lecture Series, “Creating Soundscapes: Rhythms in the Dance and Music of India” - Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00 PM
Explore the harmony and interplay of the auditory rhythms of Indian music and the kinetic rhythms of Indian dance. Learn to express rhythmic patterns using your eyes, neck, limbs, and feet. In traditional South Indian dance, the “nattuvanar” or dance conductor/choreographer recites “jathis” (rhythmic patterns) which are then transcribed into abstract dance. Whether or not jathis are accompanied by movement, they are beautiful to hear, and a joy to create and render. Admission is $10 per person
Tibetan Festival - Saturday, October 20, 2012
Join us for an afternoon of Tibetan food, crafts, and musical presentations. There will be demonstrations of Tibetan calligraphy and a presentation by Tibetan monks. Admission is $10 per person.
Armchair Travel Series, “A Trip to Nepal without a Sherpa” - Sunday, November 11, 2012, 3:00 PM
Join Jeff Gaal as he presents an illustrated lecture and discussion about his treks through Nepal. Sample some Himalayan tea as you learn about the beauty of the Himalayan Region. Admission is $10 per person.
Public Programs at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art are funded, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.