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Opening Night Celebration

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now

Friday, March 15, 2024
6:00 PM–10:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of our 20th-anniversary exhibition, Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, at this special K2 Friday Night. Enjoy free admission, cocktails, a dance party with live DJ music, and more! The Museum-wide exhibition features artworks by over 30 contemporary artists, many from the Himalayan region and diaspora and others inspired by Himalayan art and cultures.

The night also marks the launch of our 2024 Spiral magazine “Reframe” issue, which explores how releasing our attachments to stories, beliefs, and identities that no longer serve us can allow us to reframe our perspective and reimagine the world around us.


Opening Night Schedule

  • 6:00–10:00 PM | Cocktails and live DJ music, plus pick up the “Reframe” issue of Spiral magazine
  • 6:30 PM | Opening remarks  from the Rubin’s Executive Director Jorrit Britschgi, Reimagine curator and Director of Curatorial Administration & Collections Michelle Bennett Simorella, and Reimagine guest curator Roshan Mishra of Taragaon Next
  • 6:40 PM | Performance by musical artist and Reimagine contributing artist YESHE
  • 6:45–7:45 PM | Engage with select artists featured in the Reimagine exhibition in front of their artworks in the galleries
  • 8:00–10:00 PM | DJ music turns up for a dance party


Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Noah P. Dorsky, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, and Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

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.

Fundraising for Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is underway and our supporter list is in formation.



Shushank Shrestha (b. 1993, Kathmandu, Nepal); Male Guardian Lion Dog (one of a pair from Two Guardian Lion Dogs); 2023; ceramic, in glaze lustre; 52 × 27 × 44 in.; photo courtesy of Shuhank Shrestha, Massachusetts, USA.

Ticket Price: Free


Advanced online reservations are recommended. Walk-up tickets are not guaranteed and will be available only as capacity allows.


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