Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art The Rubin Museum of Art’s immersive environment stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.
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The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts oasis and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make powerful connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate the big questions that extend across history and span human cultures.

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"Dark Red Forest" focuses on the women of the Yarchen Monastery and their experiences with the profound matters of life,...
05/05/2021

"Dark Red Forest" focuses on the women of the Yarchen Monastery and their experiences with the profound matters of life, death, healing, and karma.

Our friends MoMA The Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center are screening this stunning documentary for their New Directors/New Films festival! Are you tuning in?

According to classic texts like “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” (as it's known by in the West), a series of peaceful and ...
04/28/2021
Tracy Cochran Mindfulness Meditation Online | Rubin Museum of Art

According to classic texts like “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” (as it's known by in the West), a series of peaceful and wrathful deities may appear before you upon death.

Listen to our Mindfulness Podcast episode inspired by a painting of the deities. http://therubin.org/31u

About the Meditation Meditation session led by Tracy Cochran. The guided meditation begins at 17:25. For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business…

Happy Earth Day! 🌏🌿⛰️🐘🌳In cultures around the world, the earth and natural landmarks are considered sacred. Tibet’s sacr...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! 🌏🌿⛰️🐘🌳

In cultures around the world, the earth and natural landmarks are considered sacred. Tibet’s sacred geography is mapped out in this painting with Mount Wutai and its distinctive 5 multicolored peaks in the bottom left of the first image. Wutai is said to be the earthly abode of the bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushri, and has been a focus of transnational pilgrimage for the Chinese, Tibetans, Mongols, and Manchus alike for more than 1000 years.

Mount Kailash’s snowy peaks tower over the plains in the top right of the second image. Kailash is worshiped as a holy place in several religions: Hindus believe it to be the home of Lord Shiva and the manifestation of heaven; Jains consider it the place where Rishabhadeva, Jainism’s creator, attained freedom from the cycle of life and rebirth; and some Buddhists believe it to be the center of the universe.

What geography is sacred to you?
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Sacred Earthly Realms and Heavenly Paradises; Central Tibet; 17th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2010.31 (HAR 210) #TibetanArt #Tibet #Wutai #Kailash

04/20/2021

Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion and the patron deity of Tibet, presides over his celestial dwelling of Mount Potalaka, believed to be an island off the coast of Western India.

Listen to our latest Mindfulness Meditation Podcast episode, inspired by this painting: http://therubin.org/31k

How do curators approach representing Tibetan collections? What digital initiatives do museums plan to offer in the futu...
04/15/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Presenting Tibet: A Curators’ Roundtable Discussion. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

How do curators approach representing Tibetan collections? What digital initiatives do museums plan to offer in the future?

Explore these questions and more at our upcoming virtual curator’s roundtable discussion on May 4 co-hosted by The Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University.

The event will start with individual presentations from each of the curators, followed by a discussion and Q&A. Panelists include:
-Karl Debreczeny, Senior Curator, Rubin Museum of Art
-Elena Pakhoutova, Senior Curator, Rubin Museum of Art
-Kurt Behrendt, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
-Jeff Durham, Associate Curator, Asian Art Museum

The Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University and the Rubin Museum of Art are pleased to announce an upcoming roundtable discussion where four curators will share the processes behind the acquisition and presentation of the museums’ Tibetan collections. Representing different American ...

Milarepa is remembered for his remarkable determination and inspiring story of personal growth, which traces the progres...
04/14/2021

Milarepa is remembered for his remarkable determination and inspiring story of personal growth, which traces the progression from confusion to clarity.

Listen to our latest Mindfulness Meditation Podcast episode, inspired by a sculpture of Milarepa: http://therubin.org/31h

Milarepa is remembered for his remarkable determination and inspiring story of personal growth, which traces the progression from confusion to clarity.

Listen to our latest Mindfulness Meditation Podcast episode, inspired by a sculpture of Milarepa: http://therubin.org/31h

Tune in tonight for the virtual world premiere of the film "Looking for a Lady and a Moustache” at 5:00 PM EDT.The scree...
04/08/2021
Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache-Film Premiere and Director’s Conversation | Rubin Museum of Art

Tune in tonight for the virtual world premiere of the film "Looking for a Lady and a Moustache” at 5:00 PM EDT.

The screening is followed by a conversation between director Khyentse Norbu and renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson, part of our Brainwave talk series.

After you receive your link to stream the film and talk, you’ll have access to watch for 36 hours. Pay what you wish for tickets.

Attend the virtual live premiere of Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache, followed by a conversation between director Khyentse Norbu and renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson, part of the Rubin’s Brainwave talk series. Set and filmed on…

Avalokiteshvara, with his 1000 arms and 1000 eyes, is the embodiment of compassion.A painting of the deity recently insp...
04/05/2021
Sharon Salzberg Mindfulness Meditation Online | Rubin Museum of Art

Avalokiteshvara, with his 1000 arms and 1000 eyes, is the embodiment of compassion.

A painting of the deity recently inspired our mindfulness community to face everyday chaos more gracefully. Learn more in our latest meditation podcast episode.

About the Mindfulness Meditation Podcast The Rubin Museum of Art presents a weekly meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area, with each session focusing on a specific work of art. This podcast is recorded…

Kick off our spring program series, Brainwave, with the virtual world premiere of the film "Looking for a Lady and a Mou...
04/04/2021
Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache-Film Premiere and Director’s Conversation | Rubin Museum of Art

Kick off our spring program series, Brainwave, with the virtual world premiere of the film "Looking for a Lady and a Moustache," this Thu. April 8 at 5 P.M.

Set and filmed on location in Kathmandu, Nepal, the film is an existential mystery drama that tells the story of a modern Tibetan entrepreneur, utterly skeptical of ancient, mystical beliefs, who is suddenly haunted by frightening dreams and hallucinations.

After the screening, stay tuned for a conversation between director Khyentse Norbu and neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson about the scientific and spiritual approaches in the film. Pay what you wish for tickets.

Attend the virtual live premiere of Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache, followed by a conversation between director Khyentse Norbu and renowned neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson, part of the Rubin’s Brainwave talk series. Set and filmed on…

03/26/2021
Brainwave 2021: Awareness

Our annual event series, Brainwave, returns this spring! Explore the concept of awareness with film screenings, unique experiences, a family program, and virtual talks with speakers like Tanya Selvaratnam, Deepak Chopra, and many more.

Are you in need of connection, restorative experiences, and the beauty of Himalayan Art? In addition to free admission t...
03/23/2021

Are you in need of connection, restorative experiences, and the beauty of Himalayan Art? In addition to free admission to the Rubin and all our exhibitions, we offer a variety of exclusive virtual experiences for Museum members.

On March 30, members are invited to attend a book club event hosted by Museum docents on “The Art of Solitude” by Stephen Bachelor.

Next month, members can attend a private virtual talk with Elena Pakhoutova, Senior Curator, Himalayan Art. Elena will highlight several artworks from our newest exhibition, “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment.”

We have more events in the works for the spring and summer that you won’t want to miss! Become a member: http://therubin.org/31b

Dear Rubin community,We are appalled and heartbroken to see the continued rise in hate crimes and violence since the beg...
03/19/2021

Dear Rubin community,

We are appalled and heartbroken to see the continued rise in hate crimes and violence since the beginning of the pandemic against people of Asian descent across the country, including the recent murders in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. We mourn these victims and stand in solidarity with the families immediately impacted and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

As a museum that presents Asian art and cultures, we want to underscore that Asian hate, discrimination, misogyny, and violence has no place at the Rubin, and that we condemn all acts of bigotry. We aim for all our visitors, staff, volunteers and collaborators to feel safe when they visit the Rubin, in person and online. We remain committed to being a place of cultural learning, offering a safe space for discussion and reflection about our shared human experiences.

For community support, as well as ways to ally with New York’s AAPI communities and keep each other safe, please visit the resources on our website: http://therubin.org/31a

Dear Rubin community,

We are appalled and heartbroken to see the continued rise in hate crimes and violence since the beginning of the pandemic against people of Asian descent across the country, including the recent murders in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. We mourn these victims and stand in solidarity with the families immediately impacted and the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

As a museum that presents Asian art and cultures, we want to underscore that Asian hate, discrimination, misogyny, and violence has no place at the Rubin, and that we condemn all acts of bigotry. We aim for all our visitors, staff, volunteers and collaborators to feel safe when they visit the Rubin, in person and online. We remain committed to being a place of cultural learning, offering a safe space for discussion and reflection about our shared human experiences.

For community support, as well as ways to ally with New York’s AAPI communities and keep each other safe, please visit the resources on our website: http://therubin.org/31a

This painting "Shakyamuni Buddha – Life Story" was the inspiration for our latest Mindfulness Meditation Podcast episode...
03/18/2021
Sharon Salzberg Mindfulness Meditation Online | Rubin Museum of Art

This painting "Shakyamuni Buddha – Life Story" was the inspiration for our latest Mindfulness Meditation Podcast episode and live program on the theme “facing chaos” with Sharon Salzberg. Listen at the link and join our live meditations.

About the Mindfulness Meditation Podcast The Rubin Museum of Art presents a weekly meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area, with each session focusing on a specific work of art. This podcast is recorded…

The latest issue of “Spiral” magazine, our free, annual publication, is available now! 🗞️"The Art of Awakening" issue of...
03/17/2021
Spiral | Rubin Museum of Art

The latest issue of “Spiral” magazine, our free, annual publication, is available now! 🗞️

"The Art of Awakening" issue offers perspectives on awakening in relation to Buddhism, pop culture, social justice activism, science, and more. This issue also offers DIY activities including a morning ritual, meditation, poetry prompt, and recipe.

Browse articles online or pick up a free print copy of the magazine in our lobby! You can also get a copy sent to your home from our online shop.

"Awaken" is now open on the Museum's 6th floor! 🎉 Navigate the exhibition, see artworks from the 7th–21st century, and g...
03/12/2021

"Awaken" is now open on the Museum's 6th floor! 🎉 Navigate the exhibition, see artworks from the 7th–21st century, and glimpse at what it might mean to awaken the mind.

More on "Awaken:" http://therubin.org/316

03/09/2021
Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

Unplug, step away from the chaos, and embark on a journey of self-knowledge and transformation with “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment,” opening March 12.

The exhibition features 35 traditional objects, including 14 from the Rubin Museum’s collection, with 2 contemporary works by Nepal born, Tibetan American artist Tsherin Sherpa.

Discover more when “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” opens this Friday!: http://therubin.org/316

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! In addition to the incredible women artists and Museum workers who we look up to every da...
03/08/2021

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! In addition to the incredible women artists and Museum workers who we look up to every day, we’re inspired by the female figures of Himalayan art who represent various forms of wisdom and strength.
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This work depicts Magzor Gyalmo, the Queen Who Repels Armies, an enlightened, fierce protector deity. Sacred Mongolian textiles like this were usually stitched by women.
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Siddha Lakshmi is worshiped for her ability to overcome evil. She acts as a guru and stands on the hands of the great god Shiva, who attempts to understand her wisdom.
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Green Tara is the most beloved and ubiquitous female deity in the Himalayas. She maintains an important place on shrines for her powers to protect and heal.
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🔍 Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; F1996.19.1 | Rubin Museum of Art C2004.34.4 | Rubin Museum of Art; Rubin Museum of Art C2003.11.1

This multipanel painting is artist Tsherin Sherpa’s response to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. It ...
03/05/2021

This multipanel painting is artist Tsherin Sherpa’s response to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. It may also indicate the confusion felt in an unenlightened mind, where only some things can be recognized but the whole picture and its true significance are unclear.

Discover more when “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” opens next week on Friday, March 12: http://therubin.org/316

This multipanel painting is artist Tsherin Sherpa’s response to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. It may also indicate the confusion felt in an unenlightened mind, where only some things can be recognized but the whole picture and its true significance are unclear.

Discover more when “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” opens next week on Friday, March 12: http://therubin.org/316

Welcome back! We’re committed to keeping you healthy and safe while you’re at the Rubin! Plan a visit and reserve timed ...
02/24/2021

Welcome back! We’re committed to keeping you healthy and safe while you’re at the Rubin! Plan a visit and reserve timed entry tickets in advance: http://therubin.org/30u

How do you visualize emptiness? ✨
02/23/2021
Mindfulness Meditation Podcast: Rebecca Li on "Emptiness"

How do you visualize emptiness? ✨

About the Meditation Meditation session led by Rebecca Li The guided meditation begins at 13:26. For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Now Western scientists, business…

This sculpture of the goddess Tara was the inspiration for our latest Mindfulness Meditation Podcast episode and live pr...
02/18/2021

This sculpture of the goddess Tara was the inspiration for our latest Mindfulness Meditation Podcast episode and live program.

Listen now and visit our event calendar to get pay-what-you-wish tickets to attend live: http://therubin.org/312
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Rubin Museum of Art; C2005.16.30 (HAR 65453)

Yama Dharmaraja is one of several terrifying forms of wisdom that help to overcome the cycle of suffering, death, and re...
02/13/2021

Yama Dharmaraja is one of several terrifying forms of wisdom that help to overcome the cycle of suffering, death, and rebirth. Discover more when “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” opens on Friday, March 12.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2ZdwRq4
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Yama Dharmaraja; Tibet; 18th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.409 (HAR 855)

Happy Losar and Lunar New Year! In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this is the Year of the Iron (or Metal) Ox! 🐂 Oxen are kn...
02/12/2021

Happy Losar and Lunar New Year! In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this is the Year of the Iron (or Metal) Ox! 🐂 Oxen are known for being thoughtful, self-sustained, and patient animals that are not easily provoked into anger.

These intricate paintings are from a larger manuscript of the White Beryl, the Tibetan astrological divination treatise. Tibetan astrology is shaped by different traditions, including ancient Tibetan practices, Chinese and Indian astrological systems, and more. #Losar #LunarNewYear #YearOfTheOx #Astrology
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Sonam Peljor of Tsedong (dates unknown); Illuminated Manuscript of the White Beryl (details); Sakya Monastery, Tsang Province, Central Tibet; late 18th century; Pigments on cotton and lacquered wood covers; C2015.7.1-60

Next month we’re releasing "The Art of Awakening" issue  of “Spiral” magazine, our free annual publication! 🗞️Want a cop...
02/08/2021

Next month we’re releasing "The Art of Awakening" issue of “Spiral” magazine, our free annual publication! 🗞️

Want a copy sent to your home? Sign up for our U.S. mailing list. There are only a few spots left: https://bit.ly/2N4lM7Z

02/02/2021

Gather your family and join us this Sunday, Feb. 7, for an online celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year observed throughout the Himalayas.

Drop in from 1–4 PM for family art making and fun inspired by the Year of the Metal Ox! 🐂

Register: https://bit.ly/3cxmpBC

Tomorrow, our ongoing exhibition "Masterworks: A Journey through Himalayan Art" opens on our 5th floor! Preview highligh...
01/28/2021
"Masterworks: A Journey through Himalayan Art" opens this weekend

Tomorrow, our ongoing exhibition "Masterworks: A Journey through Himalayan Art" opens on our 5th floor! Preview highlights from the exhibition and plan a visit.

Masterworks: A Journey through Himalayan Art explores major strands in the development of art from the Himalayan region covering a period of more than one thousand years, with objects drawn primarily from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Masterworks is organized geographically…

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