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Clemente x Nas

Clemente x 8

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
8:00 PM–9:30 PM


The stand-by list becomes available at the admissions desk exactly one (1) hour before the start of the program. You must be physically present to sign up on the list. Any available tickets will be released to the stand-by list, in order, beginning ten minutes before the start of the program. Each person can purchase up to two tickets. You must be physically present at the time your name is called or your place in line will be forfeited. Unfortunately, we are unable to predict how many tickets, if any, may become available.

Chairman’s Circle members of the museum have first priority to purchase tickets for sold-out programs, should tickets become available. Please call 212.620.5000 ext. 344 to inquire about membership.
On September 5, 2014 The Rubin opens the first museum exhibition devoted to the extensive Indian influences in Francesco Clemente’s work Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India. To further explore the chief motivations in his life and work, the artist will take to the Rubin stage eight times with eight personalities from very different walks of life. Both artist and guest will bring to the conversation a ‘found object’ that will act as catalyst to a freewheeling conversation. It could roll in any direction…
Ticket includes a pre-program tour at 6:15 PM of the exhibition Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India.

About the Speaker

A hip-hop icon since the early 1990s, Nas has since sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and has acted as an ambassador for hip-hop culture throughout the globe. The son of jazz trumpeter Olu Dara, the first full-length album by the poet and rhyme-master arrived in 1994, the RIAA platinum Illmatic. He has since released nine solo albums and three compilation albums that have been certified double-platinum, platinum or gold. In recent years, Nas has engaged in greater levels of philanthropy. He is an avid UNICEF supporter, helping to raise funds for East African region Horn of Africa and teaming up with the family of George Harrison for the organization’s Month of Giving. Nas also donated all proceeds of Distant Relatives, his 2010 collaboration with longtime friend Damian Marley, to help end poverty in Africa. His most recent release was 2011’s Life Is Good, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the sixth #1 album that Nas has produced in his career. The collection also received four Grammy nominations bringing the rap icon’s Grammy recognition count to 13. He is the subject of the autobiographical film Time is Illmatic, which opens in theaters October 3.