Come join us this June for films, music and poetry at the Museum!
Summer Pasture, Film Screening: June 9th, 23rd and 30th.
Summer Pasture is a feature-length documentary, directed by Lynn True and Nelson Walker, that chronicles one summer with a young family amidst this period of great uncertainty. Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter, spend the summer months in eastern Tibet’s Zachukha grasslands, an area known as Wu-Zui or “5-Most,” the highest, coldest, poorest, largest and most remote county in Sichuan Province, China. Locho and Yama must reconcile the challenges that threaten to drastically reshape their existence. The film is an extremely intimate and valuable portrait of a vanishing way of life across the nomad regions of the Tibet-Qinghai plateau. Free with regular Museum admission, $6 adults/$4 students and seniors.
Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Concert: June 14th @ 7pm
This concert features a commissioned world premiere by composer Elizabeth Nonemaker (MCCE 2013 Composer Search Winner) and a premiere by Moon Young Ha (MCCE 2011 Composer Search Finalist). The event will kick-off with a pre-concert talk by Elizabeth Nonemaker and a performance at 7:30. Additional performers include Tamara Keshecki, Joseph d’Auguste, Amanda Romano and Madeline Casparie. Tickets are $20 General Admission, $17 Museum members, $5 students (22 and under with ID) and can be purchased at www.mcensemble.org.
Staten Island OUTLoud presents a reading from the “Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-jan,” Poetry Reading: June 22nd
Meng Hao-jan was a 7th century Chinese poet. The event is free and good for all ages. There is a free book giveaway while supplies last.
Visit our website www.tibetanmuseum.org for more information and directions. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 pm throughout the summer.