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Senior Monday Gallery Talk

Mystics of India and Nepal

Monday, February 1, 2016
11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Wandering spiritual seekers referred to as yogis, siddhas, or sadhus, represent the continuation of an ancient tradition. These modern-day mystics employ practices such as tantric yoga, meditation, and visualization and study under a spiritually advanced teacher when they enter the sadhu community. Through candid, fascinating photographs from the exhibition Steve McCurry: India, we will explore their lifestyle and practices during this one hour gallery talk. Program led by Rubin Museum docent Denise Murphy.

About the Speaker

Denise Murphy has been a docent at the Rubin since 2006 and has worked in public health for more than thirty-five years. She is a graduate recruiter and adjunct faculty member for the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing at Hunter College. She has previously worked as the Infection Control Coordinator and Associate Clinical Professor at the New York University College of Dentistry and an Occupational Health Consultant for the U.S. Public Health Service Region II. She also served in Africa and India with the Peace Corps and built houses with Habitat for Humanity in Paraguay. She serves on the Boards of the Bellevue Alumnae Association and Nurses House and has published in professional journals, including a recent article inspired by the Rubin Museum’s exhibition Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine.

Senior Mondays are supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

Free for visitors 65 and older.