Yak: Tibet is Back!
Thanksgiving Family Festival
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
event was made possible through the generous support of The Freeman Foundation
and The National Endowment for the Arts.