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Opening Night Celebration ft. Yesh

Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans

Friday, March 18, 2022
6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans, which highlights diverse Tibetan Buddhist artworks and traditions for well-being alongside perspectives from community members. The night also marks the launch of our 2022 Spiral issue, which explores healing through essays, interviews, practices, artworks, and more.

Come reflect on what healing means for you, enjoy free admission and a tour of the new exhibition, listen to music and performance by Tibetan singer Yesh and Nathan Harrington , and toast the new exhibition in the K2 Lounge!

Opening Night Schedule:

  • Yesh and Nathan Harrington perform in the K2 Lounge | 6:00″“10:00 PM
  • Opening remarks from the Rubin’s executive director Jorrit Britschgi and director of Curatorial Administration & Collections Michelle Bennett Simorella| 6:45 PM
  • Docent-led tour of Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans on the 6th floor | 7:30″“8: 15 PM
  • Music turns up for a dance party | 8:00″“10:00 PM

About Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans

Practices for healing vary across the world. In Tibetan Buddhism, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being are interdependent, and can only be achieved through a variety of holistic practices, from ritual to medicinal, that restore balance to these three aspects.

Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans presents the diverse ways that Tibetan Buddhist artworks and practices have served as road maps to well-being, with over 25 objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection set alongside personal stories and experiences from Himalayan Americans. Centered around the themes of prevention, healing, and longevity, the exhibition highlights how these living traditions are transformed and adopted for today’s world, inspiring visitors to reflect on their own healing journeys.

About Yesh

YESH is a Tibetan singer/artist born and raised in Switzerland. She is based in New York City, where she has been living and working for the past 12 years. With years of studio-work experience with various producers and classical musicians, she creates genre-defying music that spans a wide range between pop and electronic. YESH has released several singles independently, and her debut EP, hour 2147, was released together with Pique Project in 2020. She has also contributed vocals and written music for commercials and various audio-theatrical performances. With the collective xenometok, she developed her latest project 49 days, a sound and dance theater piece that premiered February 12, 2022, at the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zurich.

Photo by Lucka Ngo.

Major support Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans is provided by The Prospect Hill Foundation as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans opening weekend is sponsored by New York Life*.

Public support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Advanced tickets to the Opening Night Celebration are sold out.Limited walk-up tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can’t join us Friday night? The Rubin is offering free admission March 18th to 20th. Reserve your free timed entry ticket today.