Happy Lunar New Year from the USC US-China Institute!
The Mystical Arts of Tibet: Opening Ceremony
The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art sponsors an event highlighting Tibet traditions.
Celebrate the opening of The Mystical Arts of Tibet with an evening exploring the traditions of Tibet. Tour the exhibition Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond and create your own sand paintings, prayer flags, and Tibetan friendship scarves.
Art Activity: Tibetan Friendship Scarves
6 – 8 PM | Arbor Walk
Decorate a friendship scarf for friends and family. This long narrow scarf embodies friendship, goodwill, and love. It is offered as a blessing, a thank you, or to wish someone good luck on a journey. Supplies limited.
Art Activity: “Ode to Drive by Press” Tibetan Flag T-Shirts
6 – 7 PM and 8 – 9 PM | Flora Street
Choose a prayer flag design by printmaking students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and create a personalized tshirt or prayer flag. $10 tshirt/$5 prayer flag donation required; all proceeds benefit the BTWHSVPA Student Free Tibet Club.
Chill Bubble Tea
6 – 9 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza
Enjoy complimentary samples of bubble tea, a favorite drink across Japan and Asia. Complimentary supplies limited. Full sized beverages are available at the discounted rate of $3 each.
Opening Ceremony: The Mystical Arts of Tibet
7 – 8 PM | Grand Gallery
Experience the beauty of this ancient ritual and blessing of the space as the monks prepare for the creation of the mandala. Seating is limited; $30 for the public, $15 for Friends of the Crow Collection and students. Reservations are required; call 214 979 6438.
Blessing by the Monks
8:30 PM | Trammell Crow Center Plaza
Join the monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery as they perform a special group blessing for children and adults. Free, but donations to the Drepung Loseling Monastery are appreciated.
Tour of Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond
9 – 10 PM | Garden Gallery
Join Kristina Hilliard, Manager of Learning Partnerships, for a tour of the exhibition Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond.
Moonlight Meditation with the Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery
10 PM | Grand Gallery
Enjoy a moonlit hour of meditation led by our artists-in-residence. Space is limited; $10 donation to the Drepung Loseling Monastery is requested.
Tour: Under the Bodhi Tree
11:15 – 11:45 PM | Meet in Museum Lobby
Join Kristina Hilliard, Manager of Learning Partnerships for a tour exploring cross-cultural images of the Buddha.
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