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Honoring Nepal

On April 25, 2015, devastating news emerged from Nepal as the world confronted the loss of life, injuries, and destruction caused by several massive earthquakes.

With the Rubin Museum’s mission closely tied to the region, the earthquakes impacted our community deeply. In the aftermath of the disaster, we were reminded of the critical need to honor and preserve Nepal’s cultural heritage.

We invite you to honor Nepal and its incredible cultural heritage. We have created this page as a resource. Learn how you can support rebuilding efforts, engage with the Nepalese art and cultural heritage from our collection, join the many individuals and institutional partners who are raising awareness of Nepal’s cultural traditions, and check back frequently for updates on special programs and activities at the Rubin.


Nepal’s Art and Monuments, One Year Later

A brief video tribute to Nepalese cultural heritage in honor of the anniversary of the 2015 Earthquakes.

People, Places, Art: A Virtual Exhibition

People, Places, Art: A Virtual Exhibition

A collaborative virtual exhibition with contributions by the British Museum, Freer and Sackler Galleries, LIFE Photo Collection, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nepal’s Children Art Museum, Newark Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and conceived and organized by the Rubin Museum of Art.


Nepalese Art at the Rubin

Nepalese Art at the Rubin

​The importance of Nepal as a rich and historic source for sacred Buddhist and Hindu art is reflected in the more than six hundred Nepalese objects in the Rubin Museum’s collection.

We invite you to honor Nepal’s rich cultural tradition by visiting many of these objects in the galleries.


PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NEPAL’S CULTURAL SITES

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NEPAL’S CULTURAL SITES

This online exhibition features photographs from Kathmandu-based photographer Kiran Man Chitrakar. His current photos, alongside those from his family archive, provide a glimpse into the history of Nepal’s cultural landmarks and a record of their current situation after the earthquakes.​


Recommended Ways to Support

Recommended Ways to Support

In the aftermath of the earthquake, many of you are asking: “How can I help?”

Here is a list of vetted organizations looking for financial support.


More Information

Here you will find links to more information about our Honoring Nepal series at the Rubin Museum.

#HonorNepal

Share images, well wishes, and information about Nepal’s art and culture using the hashtag #HonorNepal on social media.

Worldwide partner organizations include:
American Folk Art Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Artists For Nepal, Asia Society, British Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, China Institute, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, DanceMotion USA (a project of the U.S. Department of State/BAM), Denver Art Museum, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Freer & Sackler Galleries, Google Cultural Institute, Grassroot Movement in Nepal, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, LACMA, LIFE Picture Collection, Nepal Children’s Art Museum, Newark Museum, Norton Simon Museum, Royal Ontario Museum, Spectrum Dance Theater, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.