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Members Tour

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now

Saturday, May 11, 2024
12:00 PM–2:00 PM

Join us for complimentary tea in Café Serai followed by an exclusive docent-led tour of our newest exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now.

Reimagine is a Museum-wide exhibition that brings together 32 contemporary artists from the Himalayas, Asia, and diaspora to consider how cultural heritage shapes identity. Through a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, sound, video, installation, performance, and more, the artists explore their personal and collective histories and call attention to themes such as the fluidity of identity, spiritual practices, sense of belonging, grief, memory, and reclamation. Contemporary works are presented alongside objects from the Museum’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art.

The tea begins in the café at 12:00 PM and the tour meets at the base of the spiral staircase at 1:00 PM.

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


Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Noah P. Dorsky, Mimi Gardner Gates, Fred Eychaner, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, Namita and Arun Saraf, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and UOVO.

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.

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


Image credit:
Losel Yauch; Procession Immemorial; 2023; willow branches, recycled sari silk, brass bells, raffia, cotton; courtesy of the artist; photo by Dave De Armas

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

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