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Asia Week Opening Celebration + Exhibition Preview

Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans

Thursday, March 17, 2022
6:30 PM–8:30 PM

Celebrate the opening of Asia Week New York at the Rubin Museum of Art with an evening filled with delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, conversation, and a performance by world-renowned Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo. Join more than 300 guests and network with colleagues and share the news about the most exciting auction sales.

Asia Week New York brings together top-tier Asian art specialists, auction house leaders, curators, collectors, global travelers, world-renowned museums, and cultural institutions in the New York metropolitan area to celebrate Asian art and culture.

The celebration will also mark the opening night preview of Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans, the Museum’s first collaborative exhibition with a community advisory group. This exhibition considers the diverse and powerful ways that Tibetan Buddhist practices are used to balance our physical and mental well-being after a collective experience of trauma. Healing Practices presents more than 25 artworks from the Rubin Museum’s collection combined with intriguing audio, poetry, music, movement, video, and other contributions from Himalayan Americans.

About Youngchen Lhamo:

World-renowned Tibetan singer-songwriter Yungchen Lhamo, whose name translates as “Goddess of Melody”, was born and raised in Lhasa, Tibet. In 1989 she crossed the Himalayas to India to pursue her dreams and later moved to Australia, where her first album, Tibetan Prayer, won the Australian Recording Industry Award for Best World Music Album in 1995. Yungchen was then signed by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records label and released three more albums: Tibet, Tibet (1996), Coming Home (1998), and Ama (which means mother in Tibetan), featuring Annie Lennox on “Fade Away” and Joy Askew on “Tara'”(2006). Yungchen’s long-awaited sixth album, Awakening, her offering of sound healing to aid spiritual awakening, was released on March 4, 2022. The album explores the relevance of compassion-based spirituality to our modern-day, interdependent lives; each song reflects topics that have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rubin Museum’s Asia Week Celebration is sponsored by*:


Hongwei Li

Edward O’Neill

Zhiguan Museum of Art



Noah P. Dorsky

Host Committee Members

Rossi & Rossi

Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg

Additional Support

Sundaram Tagore

*Sponsor list is in formation.

If you have any questions about donations or registration, email For questions about sponsorship, email

Please note, proof of full vaccination with a picture ID is required for visitors ages 12 and older. Children ages 5 to 11 are required to show they have received at least one dose of a vaccine. Everyone ages 2+ must wear a mask or face covering at all times.

Support for Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans is provided by The Prospect Hill Foundation.

By invitation only