LIFE AFTER… with Amanda Palmer
and Noor Tagouri
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Songwriter and author Amanda Palmer curates and hosts three exchanges around what happens when significant, and sometimes unexpected, life events lead to opportunities for personal transformation. Life after… COVID, after… wellness, after… telling the truth on yourself will constitute some of the topics explored on Friday evenings in November with her guests: artist Gonkar Gyatso (November 3), eco-writer Sophie Strand (November 10), and activist Noor Tagouri (November 17).Who are we after we experience a catastrophic life event? Who are we after we fall in and out of love? Who are we after we change jobs? Who are we after we almost die, but make it out alive? Amanda and each of her guests are not afraid of these big questions. In Amanda’s words, “Perhaps we’ll find some answers, but more likely, we’ll all feel less alone and make one another laugh.”
In this final conversation, Amanda speaks with activist Noor Tagouri about Life After… Telling The Truth on Yourself.
Join us before the event at 6:15 PM for a docent-led exhibition tour of Death Is Not the End.
About the Speakers
Noor Tagouri is a formidable force in the world of journalism and storytelling. Her groundbreaking 2018 documentary, Sold In America, delved deep into the complexities of the US sex trade, earning her a prestigious Gracie Award for Best Investigative Series.
In 2022, Noor launched the Webby-nominated investigative series REP: A Story About the Stories We Tell, which explores the concepts of representation and objectivity in media. With a finger on the pulse of her communities’ concerns, Noor Tagouri continues to transform media, making it more inclusive, representative, and soulful than ever before.
Amanda Palmer is a best-selling author, feminist, songwriter, community leader, pianist, and ukulele-enthusiast who simultaneously embraces and explodes traditional frameworks of music, theater, and art. She first came to prominence as part of the punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, earning global applause for their inventive songcraft and wide-ranging theatricality. Her solo career featured such groundbreaking works as the crowd-funded Theatre Is Evil, which made a top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 in 2012 and remains the top-funded original music project on Kickstarter. In 2013, she presented “The Art of Asking” at the annual TED conference, which has been viewed over 20 million times worldwide. Palmer expanded her philosophy into the New York Times best-selling memoir, The Art of Asking: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Let People Help. Since 2015, Palmer has used the patronage platform Patreon to fund her artwork with an average of 15,000 patrons micro-supporting her creations each month. In 2019, Palmer released her solo album, There Will Be No Intermission. Her first appearance at the Rubin was with neuroscientist David Eagleman on the subject of Finding Time. She can also be heard on Season 1 of the Rubin’s AWAKEN podcast.
Death Is Not the End is supported by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation, Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Prospect Hill Foundation.
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.
Death Is Not the End is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Member Tickets: $20.00
A ticket grants access to a pre-program tour, theater program, and Q&A.