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  • Opening Weekend

Celebrate the opening of our 20th-anniversary exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, with free admission all weekend. The Museum-wide exhibition features artworks by over 30 contemporary artists, many from the Himalayan region and diaspora and others inspired by Himalayan art and cultures. The entire Museum is transformed with new commissions and recent works juxtaposed with objects from the Rubin’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art.

Join us for a free docent-led tour of Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now at 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM.

 

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Noah P. Dorsky, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, and Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

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.

Fundraising for Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is underway and our supporter list is in formation.

 

 

Images
Shushank Shrestha (b. 1993, Kathmandu, Nepal); Male Guardian Lion Dog (one of a pair from Two Guardian Lion Dogs); 2023; ceramic, in glaze lustre; 52 × 27 × 44 in.; photo courtesy of Shuhank Shrestha, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Opening Weekend

Celebrate the opening of our 20th-anniversary exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, with free admission all weekend. The Museum-wide exhibition features artworks by over 30 contemporary artists, many from the Himalayan region and diaspora and others inspired by Himalayan art and cultures. The entire Museum is transformed with new commissions and recent works juxtaposed with objects from the Rubin’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art.

Join us for a free docent-led tour of Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now at 2:00 PM or 3:00 PM.

 

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Noah P. Dorsky, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, and Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

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.

Fundraising for Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is underway and our supporter list is in formation.

 

 

Images
Shushank Shrestha (b. 1993, Kathmandu, Nepal); Male Guardian Lion Dog (one of a pair from Two Guardian Lion Dogs); 2023; ceramic, in glaze lustre; 52 × 27 × 44 in.; photo courtesy of Shuhank Shrestha, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Opening Weekend

Celebrate the opening of our 20th-anniversary exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, with free admission all weekend. The Museum-wide exhibition features artworks by over 30 contemporary artists, many from the Himalayan region and diaspora and others inspired by Himalayan art and cultures. The entire Museum is transformed with new commissions and recent works juxtaposed with objects from the Rubin’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art.

 

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Noah P. Dorsky, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, and Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

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.

Fundraising for Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is underway and our supporter list is in formation.

 

 

Images
Shushank Shrestha (b. 1993, Kathmandu, Nepal); Male Guardian Lion Dog (one of a pair from Two Guardian Lion Dogs); 2023; ceramic, in glaze lustre; 52 × 27 × 44 in.; photo courtesy of Shuhank Shrestha, Massachusetts, USA.
  • The Dharma of Star Wars

Ready to feel the Force in Chelsea? Just in time for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Dharma of Star Wars gallery tour explores the thematic connections between Himalayan art and everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise. Delving into the art on display with both mythical and historical examples, we find a world similar to the Star Universe, full of tension, magic, intrigue, and the desire to discover one’s true self.

Who are the Skywalkers in our collection? Can Buddhas use the Force? And how can all of us awaken the power within? Come on this tour to find out!

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
—Yoda

Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.
—Anakin

  • The Dharma of Star Wars

Ready to feel the Force in Chelsea? Just in time for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Dharma of Star Wars gallery tour explores the thematic connections between Himalayan art and everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise. Delving into the art on display with both mythical and historical examples, we find a world similar to the Star Universe, full of tension, magic, intrigue, and the desire to discover one’s true self.

Who are the Skywalkers in our collection? Can Buddhas use the Force? And how can all of us awaken the power within? Come on this tour to find out!

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
—Yoda

Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.
—Anakin

  • The Dharma of Star Wars

Ready to feel the Force in Chelsea? Just in time for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Dharma of Star Wars gallery tour explores the thematic connections between Himalayan art and everyone’s favorite sci-fi franchise. Delving into the art on display with both mythical and historical examples, we find a world similar to the Star Universe, full of tension, magic, intrigue, and the desire to discover one’s true self.

Who are the Skywalkers in our collection? Can Buddhas use the Force? And how can all of us awaken the power within? Come on this tour to find out!

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.
—Yoda

Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love.
—Anakin

  • Virtual Worlds

This summer create art with a visual programming language while exploring Himalayan art and culture at the Rubin Museum, located in the heart of Chelsea.

At this interactive, hands-on program, you will study the math behind the “sacred geometry” of mandalas while learning to code with a professional graphics program. You’ll also meet like-minded teens who are passionate about art and its power to shape society.

No previous coding experience necessary!


Apply Online

Students in grades 9″“12 from NYC Title 1 Schools* are invited to apply to one of the Rubin’s 9-session summer art-and-coding labs.

July Lab (July 8″“July 26)

Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, 2:00″“5:00 p.m.

August Lab (July 29″“August 16)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2:00″“5:00 p.m.

Maximum capacity of fifteen students per lab.

APPLY NOW

Questions? Contact Becky Houran, Assistant Manager of School and Family Programs, by email at education@rubinmuseum.org.

*While all students are welcome to apply, preference will be given to teens enrolled in Department of Education Title 1 Schools

This program is made possible The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

Additional support for K-12 Programs has been provided by Agnes Gund and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Student Artwork Credits
Jaqueline Moshkovich (tea pot), Jason Eng (red and yellow), and Michelle Huang (squares)

  • Virtual Worlds

This summer create art with the visual programming language Pure Data while exploring Himalayan art and culture at the Rubin Museum, located in the heart of Chelsea.

  • Study the math behind the “sacred geometry” of mandalas
  • Meet like-minded teens who are passionate about art and its power to shape society
  • Learn to code with professional graphics programs

 

No previous coding experience necessary!

Virtual Worlds is an interactive, hands-on program that teaches teens art making and coding skills while drawing connections to math and art history.

 

How To Apply: APPLICATION CLOSED

Students in grades 9″“12 from NYC Title 1 Schools* are invited to apply to one of the Rubin’s nine-session summer art-and-coding labs.

July Lab (7/09″“7/27)

Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, 2:00″“5:00 p.m.

August Lab (7/30″“8/17)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 2:00″“5:00 p.m.

Maximum capacity of fifteen students per lab.

 

Questions? Contact Olivia Buscarino, Manager of School and Family Programs, by email at education@rubinmuseummuseum.org.

*While all students are welcome to apply, preference will be given to teens enrolled in Department of Education Title 1 Schools

 

About the Instructor

Sofy Yuditskaya is a media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged materials. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Yuditskaya’s performances enact and reframe hegemonies. She works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture.

 

This program is made possible The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

Additional support for K-12 Programs has been provided by Agnes Gund and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Student Artwork Credits
Jaqueline Moshkovich (tea pot), Jason Eng (red and yellow), and Michelle Huang (squares)

 

  • Female Empowerment Tours

March is National Women’s History Month! Join us for special tours to discover the stories and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art.

  • Female Empowerment Tours

March is National Women’s History Month! Join us for special tours to discover the stories and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art.

  • Female Empowerment Tours

March is National Women’s History Month! Join us for special tours to discover the stories and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art.

  • Female Empowerment Tours

March is National Women’s History Month! Join us for special tours to discover the stories and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art.

  • Female Empowerment Tours

March is National Women’s History Month! Join us for special tours to discover the stories and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art.

  • Female Empowerment Tour Series

Himalayan art is rich with intriguing, transformative, and powerful female figures whose stories too often go untold. Discover the adventures and rituals of powerful female figures of Himalayan culture in this three-part tour series. Join us for just one or all three tours to explore the art and life stories of famous female yogis and tantric mother goddesses.

About the Instructor

Antoinette Maclachlan began training as a docent at the Rubin in 2008 and continues to lead tours and programs at the Museum, always expanding her interest in Asian art. She spent ten years living in Tokyo as a designer and artist before relocating to New York. She travels to India every year to indulge her passion for Indian art and architecture. In 2006 she started the Kids Postcard Project, which connects art and disadvantaged children in Mumbai, India.

  • Female Empowerment Tour Series

Himalayan art is rich with intriguing, transformative, and powerful female figures whose stories too often go untold. Discover the adventures and rituals of powerful female figures of Himalayan cultures in this three-part tour series. Join us for just one or all three tours to explore the art and life stories of famous female yogis and tantric mother goddesses.

About the Instructor

Antoinette Maclachlan began training as a docent at the Rubin in 2008 and continues to lead tours and programs at the Museum, always expanding her interest in Asian art. She spent ten years living in Tokyo as a designer and artist before relocating to New York. She travels to India every year to indulge her passion for Indian art and architecture. In 2006 she started the Kids Postcard Project, which connects art and disadvantaged children in Mumbai, India.

  • Female Empowerment Tour Series

Join us to discover the adventures and rituals of powerful female figures in Himalayan art. This three-part tour series will explore the art, life stories, and lineages relating to famous female yogis and tantric mother goddesses.

About the Instructor

Antoinette Maclachlan began training as a docent at the Rubin in 2008 and continues to lead tours and programs at the Museum, always expanding her interest in Asian art. She spent ten years living in Tokyo as a designer and artist before relocating to New York. She travels to India every year to indulge her passion for Indian art and architecture. In 2006 she started the Kids Postcard Project, which connects art and disadvantaged children in Mumbai, India.

  • The Thief of Bagdad

1940, USA, Alexander Korda, 106 min.

Introduced by artist Jeanette Hayes

With its luscious sets and visual wonders, The Thief of Bagdad has charmed viewers of all ages for decades. Inspired by The Arabian Nights, this spectacular fantasy film is brimming with imagination and technical wizardry. When Prince Ahmad (John Justin) is blinded and cast out of Bagdad by the nefarious Jaffar (Conrad Veidt), he joins forces with the scrappy thief Abu (the incomparable Sabu in his definitive role) to win back his royal palace and the heart of a beautiful princess (June Duprez).

“The film was a breakthrough in technique and vision, influential in shaping the entire [fantasy] genre.” —Roger Ebert

 

About the Speaker

Jeanette Hayes is an artist who blends historical art, fashion, and internet culture. After graduating from Pratt Institute, she took the Internet by storm by earning more than 24,000 Instagram followers with her digital-analog hybrids. She modeled for Opening Ceremony, did an installation at Alexander Wang’s Fashion Week after-party, and made .GIFS for Proenza Schouler, a mini-art mag for Purple, and a short film consisting of a year’s worth of iPhone videos. She’s been featured in several magazines, including the New York Times, Vogue, and Time Out.

  • I Am Yoga

Come practice yoga poses and explore the benefits of kids’ yoga with author and kids’ yoga and mindfulness instructor Susan Verde as she reads from her book I Am Yoga. End the session with a mindful meditation related to a work of art from the Museum’s collection. Be inspired by Susan Verde’s book and create your own at the Museum’s Family Sundays program.

There will be a book signing directly following the event.

Program designed for children ages four and up. Please bring your own yoga mat.

 

Susan Verde grew up in a brownstone in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City. She moved to the Hamptons where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s in reading remediation, and became an elementary school teacher at a private school in Bridgehampton.

Verde is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and registered children’s yoga teacher (RYCT) with a private practice, bringing yoga and mindfulness to children and adults. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her twin boys, Joshua and Gabriel and her daughter, Sophia, where she writes children’s books and teaches kids’ yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, and the forthcoming book, The Water Princess, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.

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