“Bardo Now” And “The Second Buddha” At The Tang

Apr 15, 2019

In conjunction with the exhibition “The Second Buddha: Master of Time,” the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents “Bardo Now,” three evenings this week of special guests who use literature, art, and music to explore the Tibetan Buddhist concept of the bardo which is often understood as the intermediate space between death and rebirth.

We are joined by Ian Berry, the Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, and Benjamin Bogin, the director of the Asian Studies Program at Skidmore College.

Bardo Now Details

Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m., Donald S. Lopez Jr. (author of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography") will be in conversation with George Saunders (appearing via video chat) about Saunders’s award-winning 2017 novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo." 

Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m., performance artist Laurie Anderson will be in conversation with Benjamin Bogin, the director of the Asian Studies Program at Skidmore College, as part of the museum’s Dunkerley Dialogue series.

Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m., Susie Ibarra, percussionist, and Tashi Dorji, guitarist, perform an experimental duet as a musical bardo exploration.