Awaken season 3 launch tour master

AWAKEN Season 3 Artwork Tour

Highlights from the Podcast

Friday, 10.6.23
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a special tour of the galleries during our K2 Friday Night event to celebrate the Season 3 launch of our AWAKEN podcast! Highlighting specific artworks on each floor, the tour focuses on four of the themes presented in the podcast: Birth, Aspiration, Death, and the Afterlife. Selections of Himalayan art from the Rubin’s collection include Avalokiteshvara in His Potala Pure Land (pictured above), featured in Episode 4 of the podcast, and Leg Bone Trumpet (kangling), featured in Episode 7.

Tours meet in the lobby of the Museum at 6:30 PM and last approximately 30 minutes. After the tour, stay for the launch party to enjoy cocktails, art, music, a podcast listening party, and a special performance by Grammy Award-winning vocalist and AWAKEN podcast host Falu.


When something ends, something new begins. Our lives are full of countless such transitional moments that propel us into the unknown and compel us to wake up to what comes next. Season 3 of AWAKEN delves into the notion of life after and explores how we navigate the key events and qualities of human life—birth, learning, emotion, aspiration, morality, conflict, and death—as well as grapple with the ultimate mystery: the afterlife.

Hosted by singer and songwriter Falu, AWAKEN uses artworks as a jumping off point for artists, writers, scientists, poets, Buddhist teachers, and more to share stories of transformation. By hearing about their life-defining moments, we can better understand how to move through change and emerge on the other side.

AWAKEN Season 3 and Death Is Not the End are supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Prospect Hill Foundation.

Death Is Not the End is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lead support for the Rubin Museum is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bob and Lois Baylis, Barbara Bowman, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Noah P. Dorsky, Fred Eychaner, Christopher J. Fussner, Agnes Gund, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Global, the Estate of Lisina M. Hoch, Henry Luce Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Randleigh Foundation Trust, Shelley and Donald Rubin, Tiger Baron Foundation, and Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation.

General operating support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Anne E. Delaney, Dalio Philanthropies, Janet Gardner, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, Inc., Gerry Ohrstrom, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Basha Rubin and Scott Grinsell, Namita and Arun Saraf, Linda Schejola, Eric and Alexandra Schoenberg, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Jesse Smith and Annice Kenan, Tsherin Sherpa, Tong-Tong Zhu and Jianing Liu, with generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors and members, and corporate and foundation supporters.

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.

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation,

Advanced online reservations for K2 Friday Nights are recommended.

No additional registration is needed for the tour.

Meet us in the lobby of the Museum at 6:30 PM to join!

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