Date(s) - 05/24/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cover image courtesy of Tibet House
What’s up? Opening reception with Tokyo-based Yasuko Ota and New York-based Gyatso Chuteng at Tibet House.
Damage? Reception is free, open to the public. The exhibit runs through July 26, 2018
Why you should go. Essence is an exhibition featuring the exquisite and elaborate works of Tokyo-based Yasuko Ota and New York-based Gyatso Chuteng, who draw their inspirations from enduring symbols of Tibetan Buddhism. Although the nature of their work is distinct from each other, the artistic explorations of sacred architectural landscape are remarkable manifestations of the creative vision they both share.
What is the Tibet House? The Tibet House has featured some truly exceptional exhibits devoted to Tibetan and Mongolian culture in the past, which include:
- Attire? Business or casual will do just fine.
- Alone or with friends? Either or.
- Business cards are always a plus.
- Fancy a nightcap or bite to eat nearby?
- Barbounia (Lex & 19th) – the food here is pretty good and with an amazing selection of wine. Close proximity to Gramercy Tavern.
- Basta Pasta on 17th street (NW of Union Square) – a Japanese take on Italian pasta, the carbonara and the off-menu squid ink pasta are my personal favorites.
- Casa Mono, Irving Place (East of Union Square) Mario Batali’s upscale take on Spanish tapas – there’s also Bar Jamón next door, if you fancy wine and some cured meats.
- Laut 17th st. (NW of Union Square) – a pan- Southeast Asian restaurant with great service, awarded briefly its first Michelin star in 2013.
- Le Singe Vert 7th Ave (between 19 & 20th)- French brasserie, a hip spot with reliable French comfort grub with a fantastic wine list.
- Mikado Sushi 525 6th Ave (south of 14th St) – not the most authentic, but you can’t go wrong with decent grub, wine and sake.
- Old Town Bar – 18th St. The name pretty much sums it up at this cozy bar.
- Raines Law Room, 17th St (NW of Square) – fancy a cocktail at this high end speakeasy? The Maître D’ will take your number and text you when your table is ready. Sounds pretentious, I know, but they serve amazing cocktails and the service is surprisingly hassle-free. Impress your friends.