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  • K2 Friday Night

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix during K2 Friday Nights, where admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

  • Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special drink menu to accompany the evening’s DJ, Snkr Joe.
  • Arrive early for 2-for-1 drinks from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Explore all the galleries, dive deeper with an exhibition tour at 7:15 PM, and kick off your weekend with the Rubin.

Coming with friends? Learn about group reservations and tours.

 

About the DJ

Dj Snkr JOe

Snkr Joe is well known for his contributions as a pioneer in the online sneaker community and as a founder of one of the best all-vinyl, all-45 parties, Mobile Mondays. His passion for DJing dates back to 1992 when he studied the art of mixing records. What started out as a hobby is now a full-time profession as an open-format DJ playing at New York City’s hottest speakeasies, hotels, lounges, restaurants, and bars, such as Nothing Really Matters, Not A Speakeasy, The UES (Ice-Cream Shoppe speakeasy), The Back Room, Mr. Purple (Hotel Indigo), Nina’s x Liquid Lab (NoMo SoHo hotel), and Buddha-Bar Restaurant.

“Setting the vibe for a room that makes people smile, dance, and laugh is rewarding to me. All of these reactions tell me that I have done my job.”

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch,  Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. 

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation,  Alex J. Ettl Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies,  Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

the pierre and tana matisse foundation

 

Photo by Filip Wolak
  • K2 Friday Night

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix during K2 Friday Nights, where admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

  • Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a drink menu to accompany the evening’s DJ, Gigi Gray.
  • Arrive early for 2-for-1 drinks from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Explore all the galleries, dive deeper with an exhibition tour at 7:15 PM, and kick off your weekend with the Rubin.

Coming with friends? Learn about group reservations and tours.

 

About the DJ

A Seattle native with a New York spirit, Gigi Gray blends R&B, soul, funk, reggae, and pop. The DJ, writer, world traveler, and fashion enthusiast is a woman who goes after her dreams and hopes to leave her crowds a little happier than when they first arrived. Prepare to feel good and take a trip down memory lane with Gigi and her sound selection.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch,  Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. 

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation,  Alex J. Ettl Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies,  Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

the pierre and tana matisse foundation

 

Photo by Filip Wolak
  • K2 Friday Nights

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix during K2 Friday Nights, where admission is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

  • Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special drink menu to accompany the evening’s DJ, Joey Greiner.
  • Arrive early for 2-for-1 drinks from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Explore all the galleries, dive deeper with an exhibition tour at 7:15 PM, and kick off your weekend with the Rubin.

Coming with friends? Learn about group reservations and tours.

 

About the DJ

Joey Greiner

Joey Greiner has been moving dance floors for over 15 years in his native New York City, across the US, and Europe. He weaves deep and funky grooves with Afro and Latin rhythms to lead you on a journey into your most primal instincts to move your body. His wildly popular Tribal Disco party infuses live instruments and performances with energetic DJ sets, creating an unforgettable interactive experience for the crowd.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch,  Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. 

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation,  Alex J. Ettl Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies,  Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

the pierre and tana matisse foundation

 

Photo by Filip Wolak
  • Guided Public Tour

The Rubin is participating in West Side Fest, a free weekend-long, multisite celebration bringing together the best of arts and culture on Manhattan’s west side. Enjoy free admission at the Rubin all day, as well as afternoon tours.

Join us for a free tour of our galleries at 3:00 PM! Experienced guides lead you through the Rubin’s Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now exhibition, highlighting specific artworks so that you can dive deeper. Tours meet in the lobby once you enter the Museum and last approximately 30 minutes.

For more details on West Side Fest, including the full schedule, visit westsidefest.nyc.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Lilly Endowment, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

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Photo by Filip Wolak, 2023
  • Beyond the Spiral: A Gala Celebrating the Next 20 Years

Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the Rubin Museum’s momentous 20th anniversary and bold launch as a global museum, during which we will honor the remarkable vision of founders Shelley and Donald Rubin and award the first-ever Rubin Museum Himalayan Art Prize.

Become a sponsor and support the Rubin’s future! Your generosity promotes Himalayan art and cultures, offering visibility and recognition to living artists from the Himalayas, Asia, and diaspora while reaching and serving a larger global audience than ever before.

 

~View sponsorship opportunities (PDF) and purchase a ticket online.*

 

~Download and return our Reply Form (PDF) to pledge your support and pay via check, EFT wire transfer, or credit card.*

 

~Learn more about the Rubin’s exciting ongoing and future initiatives (PDF).

 

*Credit card fees apply.

 

Awarding the First Rubin Museum Himalayan Art Prize

We are passionate about increasing the visibility of promising artists and creatives from the Himalayan region and diaspora, and we will award the first-ever Rubin Museum Himalayan Art Prize at the Gala. The prize recognizes the work of an innovative individual or collective who has significantly contributed to creative and critically relevant dialogues between Himalayan art and contemporary life. The Rubin’s dedication to living artists from the region as well as the contemporary art field is paramount, and this honored prize, which includes an unrestricted cash gift, will be awarded annually.

 

Your Gift Will Be Matched—20th-Anniversary Challenge

Your Gala support will be doubled! To bolster the Rubin’s bold plans to bring Himalayan art to people wherever they live, one of our generous donors has offered to match all Gala donations through July 31 (up to $250,000). Your timely gift will help us reach our ambitious goal of $500,000. Just think what the Rubin can do—the lives we can touch, the curiosity we can inspire, and the impact we can make—locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

Our Gala Supporters

  • Christopher Fussner
  • Eileen Schwab
  • New York Life
  • Noah Dorsky
  • Ravi and Ginny Akhoury
  • RubinFrost LLC
  • Shelley and Donald Rubin

The sponsor list for Beyond the Spiral: A Gala Celebrating the Next 20 Years is in formation.

 

For more information about the Gala, please contact:

Teresa Bellantoni, Bowen & Co. Events, 914.231.6180/rubinmuseum@bowenandco.com

 

For questions about the Rubin Museum and our programs, please contact:

Natalie Cimino, Coordinator, Major Gifts & Institutional Philanthropy,(212) 620-5000 x203/ncimino@rubinmuseum.org

  • K2 Friday Night

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix at our kick off to West Side Fest 2024!

  • Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a drink menu to accompany the evening’s special Ragini x Rubin DJ Lineup.
  • Arrive early for 2-for-1 drinks from 6:00–7:00 PM.
  • Explore all the galleries for free and dive deeper with a tour of Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now at 7:15 PM

Coming with friends? Learn about group reservations and tours.

For more details on West Side Fest, including the full schedule, visit westsidefest.nyc.

 

About the Ragini Festival

The Ragini Festival explores art, creative impetus, and mythology from a post-continental India. Life after colonialism revealed a fractured South Asian identity, which has morphed into post-colonial identities of Indo-Caribbean, Fijian, Mauritian, and more. Representing Ragini Festival’s curatorial mission to “explore music that both captures folk and traditional art born out of the migrations of indentureship”  DJs Roshni Samlal, Zara Dekho, and offering rain will transport you into a trans-indies listening experience.

 

About the DJs

Image Credit: Suchi Mane

DJ Roshni Samlal is a New York–based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the ancient tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father. She has continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla, playing under Shri Tapan Modak and currently a student of the epic Farukhbad exponent Anindo Chatterjee. While her passion is Indian classical tabla, she has also played folk, jazz, and other genres. Samlal has performed at notable local venues such as Knitting Factory, Pianos, and The Bitter End.

 

Zara Dekho

Zara Dekho is a DJ and curator based in Brooklyn, and raised in Karachi. She is the co-runner of Brooklyn party and label Rare Frequency Transmissions, and more recently cofounded Tarka, a project and event series celebrating the diaspora through food, music, performances, and arts. Zara Dekho’s sets exhibit a versatility impacted by time and space, spanning genres such as house, techno, bass, and electro while paying homage to sounds of her South Asian roots.

 

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offering rain, of the Disco Auntie collective, seeks to be of service to spirit, harmony, and joy. offering rain infuses playful sounds from various genres and pairs them with poetic lyricism to create a raw, dynamic, and innovative approach to music making and storytelling. As a multicultural first-generation artist born and raised in New York/Lenape land, they create a genreless experience by pulling from their Indian and Ecuadorian roots and tying them to the remix, fusion, and culture of NYC. Using dub, reggaeton, soul, techno, and Bollywood styles, offering rain tells an authentic story of their experience in New York and the world.

 


Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. 

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Alex J. Ettl Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies,, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC,  The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

the pierre and tana matisse foundation

 

Photo by Filip Wolak
  • Free Admission

The Rubin is participating in West Side Fest, a free weekend-long, multisite celebration bringing together the best of arts and culture on Manhattan’s west side. Enjoy free admission at the Rubin all day, as well as afternoon tours.

For more details on West Side Fest, including the full schedule, visit westsidefest.nyc.

 

Free Admission

11:00 AM–5:00 PM

Free admission to all Museum galleries. Timed entry tickets are encouraged.

 

Free Guided Tours

2:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Join us for a tour of our galleries at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM! Experienced guides lead you through the Rubin’s Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now exhibition, highlighting specific artworks so that you can dive deeper. Tours meet in the lobby once you enter the Museum and last approximately 30 minutes.

 


Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch,Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. 

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Alex J. Ettl Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

the pierre and tana matisse foundation

 

Photo by Filip Wolak
  • Hindustani Music and Mindfulness

Join us for a musical and meditative celebration of Himalayan and Hindustani cultures, featuring performances by Bhoomika Jain, a Hindustani classical singer; Pallavi Raisurana, a Hindustani classical dancer; and a transformative mindfulness meditation led by Lama Aria Drolma.

In honor of National Immigrant Heritage Month, celebrate community spirit and the themes of love, pride, and unity.

Light refreshments will be served. Each ticket holder will receive a Ganesh magnet souvenir.

This program is hosted by Tashi Chodron, Himalayan programs and communities ambassador at the Rubin.   

 

About the Presenters

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Lama Aria Drolma is an ordained Buddhist teacher in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and has completed over a decade of monastic study and meditation training. She is a graduate of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat program spanning three years and three months, an advanced cloistered meditation training program affiliated with Palpung Sherabling monasteries. 

Lama Aria Drolma teaches worldwide, leading retreats, workshops, and corporate meditation programs, and is a popular guest speaker at universities and organizations. She emphasizes Vajrayana Buddhism and Buddhist principles, making them relevant in our everyday lives, helping us to cultivate loving kindness and compassion, and bringing about a transformation of contentment and a genuine sense of well-being.

 

Bhoomika Jain

Bhoomika Jain is an accomplished artist who began her musical journey by singing for the All India Radio Yuvavani during her college years. Following the esteemed Guru Shishya Parampara, Bhoomika had the privilege of learning from renowned and talented masters of the Kirana and Mevati gharanas. Her dedication to her craft and her rich training background have made her a respected figure in the world of music.

 

Pallavi Raisurana

Pallavi Raisurana, founder of Anhad Nrityashala, and a disciple of Padmabhushan Smt. Kumudini Lakhia and Smt. Shama Bhate, advocates for the appreciation and integration of Indian classical arts in everyday life. With Kathak as her choice of expression, she seeks to revive the essence of traditional knowledge systems, dance, and music that are frequently overlooked by contemporary society. She achieves this through two means: performance and education. Pallavi has presented her work at home and abroad, including at the Indian Museum, Kolkata; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tribeca Performing Arts Center; and Mumbai Dance Season.  

 


Major support for Himalayan Heritage is provided by The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

Special support is provided by Heather B. Henson.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

 

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Ganesha; Madhya Pradesh, India; 11th century; sandstone; Rubin Museum of Art; C2004.14.4 (HAR 65346)
  • Member Appreciation Night

We are thrilled to welcome Rubin members for a special reception in the Art Lounge on Friday, June 21.  As a token of our gratitude, join us for an evening of indulgence, including complimentary drinks, passed delectable bites, and a special gift.

Before the event, we welcome you to join us for a talk in the galleries by Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now artist Shushank Shrestha. As part of our Artists on Art talk series, he will share the inspiration and experiences behind his work. Please note that this talk requires a separate registration.

We eagerly anticipate celebrating with you on this special evening. Please RSVP by sending an email to membership@rubinmuseum.org by Wednesday, June 19.

 

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Noah P. Dorsky, Mimi Gardner Gates, Fred Eychaner, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, Namita and Arun Saraf, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and UOVO.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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  • Mindfulness Meditation

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers a refuge from the world and an opportunity to engage more consciously.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-minute weekly program. Each session is inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Designed to fit into your lunch break, the program includes an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

This week’s in-person meditation session will be led by Elaine Retholtz, and the theme for this month is Rebirth.

 

About the Teacher

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Elaine Retholtz has been studying and practicing the Dharma since 1988. In addition to teaching Dharma at New York Insight, she is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and a certified MBSR teacher trainer. She is deeply interested in helping students integrate mindfulness into daily life. Elaine is committed to deepening her own understanding of issues of diversity and the way racial conditioning in the United States affects all of us—both as individuals and in relation to the institutions we are a part of, including New York Insight. She’s been involved in New York Insight’s diversity efforts for many years.

 

This program is presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg and teachers from the New York Insight Meditation Center, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine and supported by the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

the Interdependence Project
  • Mindfulness Meditation

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers a refuge from the world and an opportunity to engage more consciously.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-minute weekly program. Each session is inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Designed to fit into your lunch break, the program includes an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs will be provided.

This week’s in-person meditation session will be led by Tracy Cochran, and the theme for this month is Rebirth.

 

About the Teacher

Tracy Cochran has been a student and teacher of meditation and spiritual practice for decades. She is the founder of the Hudson River Sangha, which is now virtual and is open to all. The link for her weekly meditations can be found on her website: tracycochran.org. In addition, Tracy has taught mindfulness meditation and mindful writing at the Rubin Museum of Art and the New York Insight Meditation Center, as well as in schools, corporations, and other venues worldwide. She is also a writer and the editorial director of Parabola, an acclaimed quarterly magazine that seeks to bring timeless spiritual wisdom to the burning questions of the day. Her writings, podcasts, and other details can be found on her website and on parabola.org.

 

This program is presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg and teachers from the New York Insight Meditation Center, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine and supported by the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

the Interdependence Project
  • Mindfulness Meditation

For centuries Himalayan practitioners have used meditation to quiet the mind, open the heart, calm the nervous system, and increase focus. Mindfulness meditation offers a refuge from the world and an opportunity to engage more consciously.

Whether you’re a beginner, a dabbler, or a skilled meditator seeking the company of others, join expert teachers in a 45-minute weekly in-person program. Each session is inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Designed to fit into your lunch break, the program includes an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. Chairs are provided.

This week’s meditation session will be led by Sharon Salzberg, who will lead the in-person meditation remotely via Zoom. The theme for this month is Rebirth.

 

About the teacher

Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, has guided meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Her latest book is Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World. Sharon is also the author of several publications including the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, and Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. While running her own podcast, The Metta Hour, and interviewing 100+ influential voices in meditation and mindfulness movements, Sharon has regularly contributed to many onstage conversations at the Rubin.

 

This program is presented in partnership with Sharon Salzberg, and teachers from the New York Insight Meditation Center, the Interdependence Project, and Parabola Magazine and supported by the Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.

the Interdependence Project

  • Members Tour

Join us for complimentary tea in Café Serai followed by an exclusive docent-led tour of our newest exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now.

Reimagine is a Museum-wide exhibition that brings together 32 contemporary artists from the Himalayas, Asia, and diaspora to consider how cultural heritage shapes identity. Through a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, sound, video, installation, performance, and more, the artists explore their personal and collective histories and call attention to themes such as the fluidity of identity, spiritual practices, sense of belonging, grief, memory, and reclamation. Contemporary works are presented alongside objects from the Museum’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art.

The tea begins in the café at 12:00 PM and the tour meets at the base of the spiral staircase at 1:00 PM.

Registration is required to attend. To register and for any questions, please email us at membership@rubinmuseum.org.

 

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Noah P. Dorsky, Mimi Gardner Gates, Fred Eychaner, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, Namita and Arun Saraf, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and UOVO.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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Losel Yauch; Procession Immemorial; 2023; willow branches, recycled sari silk, brass bells, raffia, cotton; courtesy of the artist; photo by Dave De Armas
  • Guided Public Tour

Explore Himalayan art and cultures during this engaging tour led by an expert docent. Through close looking at art and conversation, visitors gain greater insights into current exhibitions and the Rubin collection. Tour themes may include Mindfulness, Living Traditions, Stories of Migration, the Role of the Female, Tradition and Technology, and Environmental Sustainability, among others. 

Tours meet at 2:00 PM at the base of the spiral staircase and last approximately 45 minutes. Browse our exhibitions to plan your next visit.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Lilly Endowment, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

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Photo by Filip Wolak, 2023
  • Guided Public Tour

Explore Himalayan art and cultures during this engaging tour led by an expert docent. Through close looking at art and conversation, visitors gain greater insights into current exhibitions and the Rubin collection. Tour themes may include Mindfulness, Living Traditions, Stories of Migration, the Role of the Female, Tradition and Technology, and Environmental Sustainability, among others. 

Tours meet at 2:00 PM at the base of the spiral staircase and last approximately 45 minutes. Browse our exhibitions to plan your next visit.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Lilly Endowment, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

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Photo by Filip Wolak, 2023
  • Guided Public Tour

The Rubin is participating in West Side Fest, a free weekend-long, multisite celebration bringing together the best of arts and culture on Manhattan’s west side. Enjoy free admission at the Rubin all day, as well as afternoon tours.

Join us for a free tour of our galleries at 2:00 PM! Experienced guides lead you through the Rubin’s Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now exhibition, highlighting specific artworks so that you can dive deeper. Tours meet in the lobby once you enter the Museum and last approximately 30 minutes.

For more details on West Side Fest, including the full schedule, visit westsidefest.nyc.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Lilly Endowment, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

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Photo by Filip Wolak, 2023
  • No Guided Public Tour

There will be no guided public tour on Saturday, July 6. Saturday public tours will resume on Saturday, July 13.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Lilly Endowment, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

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Photo by Filip Wolak, 2023
  • Guided Public Tour

Explore Himalayan art and cultures during this engaging tour led by an expert docent. Through close looking at art and conversation, visitors gain greater insights into current exhibitions and the Rubin collection. Tour themes may include Mindfulness, Living Traditions, Stories of Migration, the Role of the Female, Tradition and Technology, and Environmental Sustainability, among others. 

Tours meet at 2:00 PM at the base of the spiral staircase and last approximately 45 minutes. Browse our exhibitions to plan your next visit.

 

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Dharma Joy Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Lilly Endowment, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 

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Photo by Filip Wolak, 2024
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