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Members Tour

Death Is Not the End

Saturday, January 13, 2024
1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Explore notions of death and the afterlife through the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity in an exclusive docent-led tour and “Last Look” of the exhibition Death Is Not the End.

The exhibition features prints, oil paintings, bone ornaments, thangka paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and ritual items, and brings together 58 objects spanning 12 centuries from the Rubin Museum’s collection alongside artworks on loan from private collections and major institutions. The exhibition is organized around three major themes: the Human Condition, or the shared understanding of our mortality in this world; States In-Between, or the concepts of limbo, purgatory, and bardo; and (After)life, focusing on resurrection, ideas of transformation, and heaven.

The tour will meet at the base of the spiral staircase.

Registration is required to attend. To register and for any questions, please email us at

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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.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Member Tickets: Free

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Registration is required to attend. Please email to register.

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