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A Sleepover for Adults

September 29–30, 2018
8:00 PM–9:00 AM
Sold Out

Dream under the compassionate and wakeful gaze of a hundred buddhas. Come in your slippers and pajamas and sleep over at the Rubin Museum beneath a traditional or contemporary artwork handpicked just for you.


Dream Among the Art

Each dreamer will be assigned a specific piece of traditional or contemporary art under which to sleep and dream. All dreamers must answer a Dreamlife Questionnaire, which will inform the pairing of their artwork. Dreamers will learn upon arrival at the Dream-Over which artwork has been selected for them.

Transform Your Understanding of Dreams

How do our dreams shape our future selves? This year, Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak returns to the Rubin to discuss the significance of dreaming in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with dream facilitator Dr. Will Braun of the New York Psychoanalytic Society.

Work with a Dream Gatherer

As dreamers wake, they will be approached by Dream Gatherers early in the morning and asked to verbalize their dreams while in a state between sleeping and waking.

Make Your Dreams Even Sweeter

Make the Rubin Museum the place of your dreams with these other Dream-Over activities:

  • Dream discussion groups
  • Bedtime stories
  • Lullabies
  • Midnight snack and light breakfast

“I have never felt so intimate with a piece of art in my life.”




For more details, like what to bring and expect during your night at the Museum, read the Dream-Over FAQ. It is strongly recommended that you review the FAQ before purchasing a ticket.

Share your thoughts, discoveries, and images of the event with your friends using the #Dreamover tag on social media.

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To be added to the wait list, please contact the Rubin box office at boxoffice@rubinmuseum.orgor by phone, during Museum open hours, at (212) 620-5000 ext. 344.



All dreamers must be age 18 or older. Please read the Dream-Over FAQ before purchasing a ticket.


Single Ticket (sleeping space for one): $140.00

Couples Ticket (sleeping space for two): $280.00


Museum members receive discounts

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PLEASE NOTE: Registration is final only after all forms have been completed and turned in on time. Participants who do not turn in their forms by the deadline forfeit their ticket and will not be admitted. Participants will receive their forms and instructions after they purchase their ticket.


Please also be aware that there will be videography and photography documentation of the Dream-Over.