“My Mongolia: The Paintings Of American Artist Susan Fox”- The Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony with long singer and morin khuur player
Opening ceremony with long singer and morin khuur player

I’ve been interested in what it’s like to do an exhibition opening in Mongolia as opposed to in the USA. I like the way it’s done here.

With crews from two Ulaanbaatar tv stations filming it (I did at least five interviews during the evening), the opening ceremony began with Erdmaa Davgaa, who was my contact person at the National Museum of Mongolia, giving a short introduction. Then I said a few remarks, pausing every few sentences for her to translate. Gaadan Dunburee, who I met last year, is one of the WildArt Mongolia Expedition Mongol artist participants and is a highly honored artist in Mongolia, also spoke about me and my work. Finally, there was a one-song performance by a long singer and morin khuur player. The doors to the hall were then opened and the reception was officially under way.

Ready for the guests
Ready for the guests
Guests arriving
Guests arriving
Gathered around the refreshment table
Gathered around the refreshment table
Dunburee chats with other guests
Dunburee chats with other guests
jan Wigsten and a number of staff members from Nomadic Journeys were there
jan Wigsten (center) and a number of staff members from Nomadic Journeys were there. Also, all of the Expedition artists; seen here- Oidoviin Magvandorj (left), Tugsoyun Sodnom (center with back to camera) and Batnasan Davaasambuu (right)
OIdoviin Magvandorj, unidentified woman, journalist Michelle Tolson, activist Aldraa
OIdoviin Magvandorj, unidentified woman, journalist Michelle Tolson,  Aldraa
Posters for the exhibition and with information about me
Posters for the exhibition and with information about me
National Museum of Mongolia
The National Museum of Mongolia
Close-up of the big banner poster for the exhibition
Close-up of the big banner poster for the exhibition

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