Tibet is an alluring and mysterious country to many of us in the West. We have all heard of the Dalai Lama but how many know how he became who he is or what he does. It is the fabled storybook of Shangri-La that intrigues us. However, Tibet is real.
Barbara Lipton, who was for many years the Director and Curator of the Tibetan Museum on Staten Island, NY, will show pictures and discuss aspects of life, religion and art to introduce us to this country and its people and place in the world today.
ECS Friend Barbara Lipton previously worked at the Newark Museum as Library Director and Special Projects Director: curator of Whaling Days in NJ, SURVIVAL: Life and Art of the Alaskan Eskimo; Adjunct Professor of Art History The New School, SUNY Purchase, Drew University, Montclair University. Currently Chair, Exhibitions Committee, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council; Speakers Bureau, the Newark Museum. She has exhibited her photographs and has spoken at ECS a number of times, on “Masks‚ Art and Ceremony” (Oct. 2013) and, with Zia Durrani, on the handcrafts they saw on a trip to Gujarat, India (Apr. 2012) and on a trip to Fes, Morocco — illustrating their descriptions with Barbara’s photographs and with CDs, they shared their experience there of the annual celebration of sacred music from around the world, with a special focus on Sufi music (May 2015).
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