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Opening Night Celebration

Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism

Friday, February 1, 2019
6:00 PM–10:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of the landmark exhibition Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism with free admission and activities throughout the Museum.

This landmark exhibition explores the dynamic historical intersection of politics, religion, and art in Tibetan Buddhism. You’ll be among the first to see its 60-plus exquisite artworks from the 8th to the 19th century, while enjoying insights from Museum leaders and educators, all amid the festive vibe of our K2 Friday Night.

Opening Night Schedule

  • Happy Hour in the K2 Lounge | 6:00″“7:00 PM
  • DJ Ushka performs in the K2 Lounge | 6:00″“10:00 PM
  • Opening remarks for Faith and Empire from Executive Director Jorrit Britschgi and Senior Curator Karl Debreczeny| 6:45 PM
  • Docent-led Museum tours | 7:00 PM

Faith and Empire is supported by Fred Eychaner, Ann and Matt Nimetz, Zhou Yu Quan, the Zhiguan Museum of Art, the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Lisina M. Hoch, Christopher J. Fussner, the Thomas and Frances Blakemore Foundation, and Yury Khokhlov.

About the DJ

Photo by Fabian Gomez

Ushka is a Sri Lankan-born, Brooklyn-based DJ traversing genres across electronic club and bass music. She is one half of iBomba, a Brooklyn-based duo that has thrown immigrant- and people-of-color-centered parties for the last five years. She DJs from the perspective of a dancer, blending a wide range of club music from soca to dancehall, hip-hop to South Asian rhythms, Baltimore/Jersey club to baile funk, vogue cuts to kuduro, azonto to afrobeat, and more. When she isn’t crafting dancefloor spaces, Ushka is a political and cultural organizer.

Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights.