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Asia Week Reception

to Preview Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now

Thursday, March 14, 2024
6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Rubin’s 20th anniversary exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now. The event includes an exhibition preview, a performance as part of contributing artist Sonam Dolma Brauen’s Field of Wishes installation, and delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation.

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now invites visitors to contemplate and celebrate what Himalayan art means now with a Museum-wide exhibition of artworks by over 30 contemporary artists, many from the Himalayan region and diaspora. The exhibition  transforms the entire Museum with new commissions and existing works juxtaposed with objects from the Museum’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art.

You may have seen that the Rubin is changing. To learn more about our vision of bringing Himalayan art and its insights to people where they are, please read the letter from our director, Jorrit Britschgi.

Our generous supporters:

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now and the Rubin Museum’s Asia Week Reception are 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.

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now 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.

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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



By sponsoring our Asia Week Reception and supporting Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, you will enable thousands of visitors to experience the work of contemporary artists and the Rubin’s traditional Himalayan art collection through a contemporary lens. 

Chair Sponsorship, $10,000

Co-Chair Sponsorship, $5,000

Host Committee Sponsorship, $5,000 payable over two years

Please contact Dana Boll, for more information.



Image Credits
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.

By invitation only.

For questions, contact Frankie Paldino,

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