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Asia Week Reception to launch Project Himalayan Art

Thursday, March 16, 2023
6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Celebrate Asia Week New York and the launch of the Rubin Museum’s largest institutional project to date, Project Himalayan Art, with an evening filled with delicious cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, conversation, and a presentation from Rubin Museum Executive Director Jorrit Britschgi and curators Karl Debreczeny and Elena Pakhoutova.

Project Himalayan Art is the first project of its kind to offer comprehensive, introductory resources for learning about Himalayan art, with a focus on the cross-cultural exchange of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Inner Asian art and cultures. Jorrit, Karl, and Elena will introduce the initiative with stories from select objects. Together they will demonstrate how these objects invite broader thinking about Himalayan art beyond established categories, and the importance of Himalayan cultures for understanding Asian art.

The new user-friendly digital platform will be presented with its rich resources, including an interactive map and over 1,000 images, which will benefit anyone seeking a more nuanced understanding of Himalayan Art.

6:00 PM—Doors open

6:45″“7:10 PM—Theater presentation, Himalayan Art and Cross-Cultural Exchange, with Jorrit Britschgi, Elena Pakhoutova, and Karl Debreczeny

7:10″“8:00 PM—Reception and visit to the galleries continues

Thank you to our generous Asia Week 2023 sponsors:

Chair Sponsor:

Bob and Lois Baylis

Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham

Noah P. Dorsky

Christopher J. Fussner

Hongwei Li

Monimos Foundation

Shelley and Donald Rubin

Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg

Zhiguan Museum of Art

Co-Chair Sponsor:

Eileen Caulfield Schwab


* Sponsorship list in formation


All sponsorships directly support this multiyear initiative. Your sponsorship for Asia Week will help ensure cultural literacy for the next generation of students, educators, scholars, museum professionals, artists, and the interested public by enabling access to the knowledge, history, and wisdom of the Himalayan regions.

Chair Sponsorship, $10,000

Co-Chair Sponsorship, $5,000

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

View here for a complete list of sponsorship benefits or email

Project Himalayan Art is the Rubin Museum’s ambitious and wide-reaching institutional initiative to advance the field of Himalayan art globally. The project aims to broaden understanding of Himalayan art and highlight a wider web of cultural connections throughout Himalayan, Tibetan, and Inner Asian regions. Consisting of a publication with contributions by 72 international scholars from a wide range of disciplines, a traveling exhibition, and a digital platform that provides rich resources and materials, Project Himalayan Art uses objects to tell stories of cross-cultural exchange, shared practices, and artistic technologies.

Pre-order Himalayan Art in 108 Objects today!

By invitation only