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Naxi Conference

Day Three

Sunday, May 15, 2011
11:00 AM–7:00 PM

A conference to mark the opening of the Rubin Museum of Art’s spring exhibition Quentin Roosevelt’s China: Ancestral Realms of the Naxi(May 13–September 19, 2011). While the exhibition showcases the art and artifacts of the Naxi as they lived seventy years ago, at this conference, anthropologists, linguists, preservationists, and industry professionals will exchange knowledge and ask questions about the current situation of the Naxi and look to the future.


Sunday, May 15
10:00 a.m. – Coffee and continental breakfast
10:30 a.m. – Panel: The Role of the Dongba Priest, Past and Present

He Limin, Yang Fuquan, Charles McKhann

12:00 p.m. – Lunch: Naxi food samplings
2:00 p.m. – Panel: Mosuo Culture

Lamu Gatusa, Eileen Walsh, Christine Mathieu, and filmmaker Marlo Poras
Includes a screening of a rough cut of The Mosuo Sisters

3:30 p.m. – Open Forum: The Future of the Naxi

Yang Fuquan, Mei Zhang, Charles Mckhann, and Sydney White
Moderator: Cindy Ho

5:00 p.m. – Closing ceremony by He Limin
6:00 p.m. – Museum closes

Registration covers programs on May 13, 14, and 15
$35 per person
$31.50 RMA Members
$20 Students advance booking
$7 Student rush
Call during Box Office hours: 212.620.5000 x344
Or online:

Travel support for this conference has been granted, in part, by the Asian Cultural Council.