April Events at the Tang Teaching Museum

BARDO NOW
Tuesday-Thursday, April 16-18

In conjunction with the exhibition The Second Buddha: Master of Time, Bardo Now presents three evenings of exploration of the concept of the bardo, the period between death and rebirth.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 PM: Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (author of The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography) joins George Saunders (via video chat) in conversation about Saunders’s award-winning 2017 novel, Lincoln in the Bardo . . . 
  • Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 PM: Dunkerley Dialouge with performance artist and practicing Buddhist Laurie Anderson and Benjamin Bogin, the director of the Asian Studies Program at Skidmore College . . .
  • Thursday, April 18, 6:00 PM: Susie Ibarra, percussionist, and Tashi Dorji, guitarist, perform an experimental duet as a musical bardo exploration . . .

MONDAY APRIL 1, 6:00 PM
Dream Images, Poetic Visions

Dominique Townsend, poet and Professor of Religious Studies at Bard College, gives a reading and discussion of Terdak Lingpa’s poetic dream yoga instructions . . .

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 6:00 PM
Lama Rod Owens on ‘Radical Presence and Social Justice’

Lama Rod Owens connects teachings from the Second Buddha with contemporary concerns . . .

SATURDAY APRIL 6, 2:00 PM
Family Saturday: Prayer Flags

Inspired by Tibetan prayer flags, we will think about what messages we would want to spread across the globe and then using various materials we will make our own . . .

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 6:00 PM
Student-led Tour of The Second Buddha: Master of Time

Students in Associate Professor Benjamin Bogin’s “The Second Buddha” course will give a tour of the exhibition . . .

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 12:00 PM
Curators’ Tour of Like Sugar

Join Malloy Curator Rachel Seligman and Skidmore College faculty co-curators Sarah Goodwin and Monica Raveret Richter for a tour of the exhibition Like Sugar. . .

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 12:00 PM
Curators’ Tour of Like Sugar

Join Malloy Curator Rachel Seligman and Skidmore College faculty co-curators Sarah Goodwin and Monica Raveret Richter for a tour of the exhibition Like Sugar. . .

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 12:00 PM
Sugar as Global Commodity and Opportunity: A Conversation with Jeff Bauml

Join us for an informal talk and conversation with Jeff Bauml, who has had a thirty-year career as a sugar trader, in the exhibition Like Sugar. . .

IN OUR OWN BODIES
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, April 2, 3, and 6

Join them for a multi-day festival celebrating activism in performance art, with these events organized as an Intergroup Relations (IGR) Independent study led by Cinthia Duran Larrea ’19:

  • Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 PM: Dancing Earth: Contemporary Indigenous Creations, a performance/lecture from Rulan Tangen, founder of Dancing Earth, and Dakota Camacho . . .
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 3:00 PM: Workshop with Dancing Earth, with Dancing Earth founder, Rulan Tangen, and member, Dakota Camacho . . .
  • Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 PM: Urban Bush Women and Salomé Egas ’14, performance . . .

Workshops will also be held at the Skidmore Dance Center at 6:00 PM Wednesday, April 3, and 1:00 PM Sunday, April 7.