Architecture & Design in the Himalayas
Open House New York
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Rubin Museum’s building has been reincarnated more than once. It started out as tenements, was reborn as the Barneys Women’s Store in the 1980s, then reborn again as the Museum you love today, with help from the legendary architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle and designers Andre Putnam and Milton Glaser. Learn more about the building’s history and how its current design incorporates motifs from traditional Himalayan art and culture on a free public tour celebrating Open House New York.
For two days each October, the Annual Open House New York weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.
Admission to the Museum is free during OHNY weekend.
Matti Braun (b. 1968, Berlin); S.R., 2003–2005; foil, water, tree discs; exhibition view: Gost Log, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2012; courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin; photo © Jamie Woodley