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Detail of mural painted by Tibetan artist Phuntsok Dorje, on view in the Museum's "Tibet Information Zone"
Yakety Yak: Tibet is Back!
Thanksgiving Family Festival


The Newark Museum presented its annual Thanksgiving Family Festival on Friday, November 28, 2003. Sixteen hundred people enjoyed Yakety Yak: Tibet is Back and explored The Newark Museum's new Tibet Information Zone. The festival included a special performance by the Chaksampa Tibetan Dance and Opera Company. Children had their pictures taken with live yaks and played inside a Tibetan festival tent. Families dressed in nomad costumes and participated in art workshops where they made yak masks and Tibetan saddle packs. Visitors also enjoyed exploring The Newark Museum's world-renowned Tibetan galleries, including a Tibetan Buddhist altar, consecrated by His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama.

This event was made possible through the generous support of The Freeman Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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