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Wednesday, 01 February 2006
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Web News. February will be hosting several Mongolia events in the United States. There is an exhibition in the National Geographic Museum in Washingto D.C (Feb. 10 – May 14,), that will host a talk by photographer Gordon Wiltsie on February 10 and a Mongolia festival on February 11 with the group Khan Bogd doing life performances. The exhition will show traditional dolls showing Mongolia's rich cultural background.
"Portals to Shangri-La: Masterpieces From Buddhist Mongolia" is an exhibition that almoast didn't happen, but had a miraculous reincarnation. It will show in the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art in Atlanta.
For those who prefer to stay at home on February 3 the famous movie Story of the Weeping Camel airs on TV. TMC: Fri. 7:20 A.M.
"Portals to Shangri-La: Masterpieces From Buddhist Mongolia"
Feb. 12-Aug. 6. Opening reception: 4 p.m. Feb. 12, includes the installation of honorary Mongolian consul John Endicott. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. $5 adults; free for members and children under 12. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-364-8555.

In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan
Take an epic journey with photographer Gordon Wiltsie as he documents the semi-annual migration of nomadic herders in Mongolia. As they have for centuries, hundreds of families, every year, guide vast herds of cattle, yaks, camels, sheep, goats and horses across a snowbound, 10,000-foot (3,048-meter) mountain range to reach winter pastures. This picturesque but dangerous mass movement of people and animals has been repeated for generations, but with increasing globalization and economic development this spectacular migration may soon become a thing of the past. Wiltsie’s pictures of this journey have appeared in National Geographic magazine, and will be featured in the National Geographic Museum exhibition, "Mongolia: Traditions Reborn" (Feb. 10 – May 14, M Street Building).

FEB. 10-MAY 14: "MONGOLIA: TRADITIONS REBORN" The culture and traditions of the nomadic peoples living on the steppes of Asia are highlighted Feb. 10-May 14 at the National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall, 1145 17th St. NW. 202-857-7588.

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