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Powerful Protection Tour

Memorial Day kickoff tour

Sunday, May 27, 2018
12:00 PM–1:00 PM

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” (G. K. Chesterton). The U.S. Military’s tradition to protect and defend ideals, principles, and people is what makes it a trusted institution in the United States and throughout the world. Join us for a family exploration of “protection” and discover how this mission-critical concept is expressed through both peaceful and fierce paintings, sculptures, and narrative traditions in Himalayan culture.


About Blue Star Tours

Blue Star Museums offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. As a proud participant, the Rubin Museum of Art welcomes these families to join us for a series of special tours on select Sundays this summer. Each tour creates an engaging experience in the galleries, focusing on uplifting themes that build connections between Himalayan art and military life.


About the Docent

Reggie Gibbs is currently an executive at an insurance and financial services firm in New York City.

Previously he served in a variety of positions in Washington, D.C., including the Director of International Programs for Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and as a Program Officer at the Pentagon in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (Eurasian Affairs). Mr. Gibbs began his career as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, during which time he completed four overseas deployments to Southeast Asia and the Middle East with the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment eventually serving in Iraq as the head of the Babil Province Iraqi police force in 2003.

Mr. Gibbs holds degrees from Georgetown University, the University of Kentucky, and The Citadel. He has also worked and traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia, including trips through Tibet, Nepal, India (Ladakh), China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and North Korea.

Free for active-duty military and their families during Blue Star promotion (Memorial Day through Labor Day)