The Mystical Arts of Tibet at The Crow Collection After Dark

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Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Crow Collection After Dark: The Mystical Arts of Tibet.

This summer, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will return to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for a week long artist residency to painstakingly construct a magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sand painting August 19 “ 26. To celebrate opening night, visitors can enjoy Tibetan-themed art activities, moonlight meditation with the monks, a singing bowls  performance with Jodi Roberts, tours, complimentary bubble tea and more at Crow Collection After Dark: The Mystical Arts of Tibet from 6 p.m. “ midnight Friday, August 19.

She Is Dallas Info: During the week, millions of grains of colored, crushed marble will be painstakingly laid into place in this ancient spiritual art form to generate energies for global healing. Visitors are welcome to witness this remarkable and sacred process from 10 a.m. “ 6 p.m. each day of the residency (August 19 “ 26) and will have the opportunity to hear lectures, sip tea and meditate with the monks, tour the Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond exhibition and more.   The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located at 2010 Flora St. in Dallas.   Admission to the museum is free.   However, there is a reservation and fee required for  the opening ceremony.   For more information, please call 214-979-6430 or go to The Crow Collection website.   You can also follow The Crow Collection on Facebook and The Crow Collection on Twitter.

From 6 “ 8 p.m., free art activities will include Tibetan friendship scarves, prayer flags, a community mandala and more, plus complimentary Chill Bubble Tea until 9 p.m. The opening ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. NOTE: Seating is limited for the opening ceremony, and reservations are required ($30 for the public, $15 for Friends of the Crow Collection and students). Following the opening ceremony, the monks will perform a special group blessing for children and adults. Late-nighters can enjoy tours or partake in moonlight meditation with the monks at 10 p.m.

Friday, August 19, 2011             6 p.m. “ midnight
(Note: This year, the monks ™ week long residency will be featured in August to coincide with the Traditions Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond exhibition currently on view at the Crow Collection. Various activities are planned August 19 “ 26.)

Performance: Tibetan Bowls
6 “ 6:45 p.m. (Garden Gallery)
Join artist Jodi Roberts for a performance featuring the playing of ancient Himalayan singing bowls.

Art Activity: Community Mandala
6 “ 8 p.m. (Flora Street)
Help create a community mandala, a sacred sand painting based in geometry.

Art Activity: Prayer Flag Impressions
6 “ 8 p.m.   (Arbor Walk)
Prayer flags are found strung along mountain ridges high in the Himalayas to bless the surrounding countryside. In partnership with Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, design a prayer flag inspired by the exhibition Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond. Supplies limited.

Art Activity: Tibetan Friendship Scarves

6 “ 8 p.m. (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 p.m. and 8 “ 9 p.m. (Flora Street)
Choose a prayer flag design by printmaking students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (BTWHSVPA) and create a personalized t-shirt or prayer flag. $10 t-shirt/$5 prayer flag donation required; all proceeds benefit the BTWHSVPA Student Free Tibet Club.

Chill Bubble Tea

6 “ 9 p.m. (Trammell Crow Center Plaza)
Enjoy complimentary samples of bubble tea, a favorite drink across 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 p.m. (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 p.m. (Trammell Crow Center Plaza)
Join the monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery as they perform a special group blessing for children and adults. Donations to the Drepung Loseling Monastery are requested.

Tour of Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond
9 “ 10 p.m. (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 p.m. (Grand Gallery)
Enjoy a moonlit hour of meditation led by the artists-in-residence. Space is limited; $10 donation to the Drepung Loseling Monastery is requested.

Tour: Under the Bodhi Tree
11:15 “ 11:45 p.m.   (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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One Comment

  1. This sounds pretty fabulous! I think it would be very peaceful to watch the monks work on the art.

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