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Asia Society Texas Center

Creation Station: Himalayan Masks

Saturday, Sep. 12, 2015

12:30 PM – 02:00 PM
US/Central

Masks play an integral role in Himalayan folk culture and religious practices, such as shamanistic healing rituals. These visages also feature in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions of Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet.

Guests are invited to join Asia Society Texas Center to create their own mask, inspired by creations from across Himalayan Asia. As the masks dry, guests can visit Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891 during its final weeks in the Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall. There will also be two storytelling sessions, focusing on tales from the Himalayan world on charity, family values, and kindness.

Image: Archie Chatt/flickr

About the Programs & Activities

Schedule

12:30 pm | Mask Creation
12:30 pm | Storytelling: Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World
1 pm | Storytelling: Himalayan tale (Recommended for parents and young adults)

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HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free with reservations (limit 4 per person).

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
https://asiasociety.org/texas/pondi-asia-society

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