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Exhibition Opening: The World Is Sound

Celebrate the Opening Night at K2 Friday Night

Friday, June 16, 2017
6:00 PM–10:00 PM

Be one of the first people to experience the museum-wide exhibition The World Is Sound, with a free celebration open to the public as part of our ongoing K2 Friday Nights. The exhibition questions how sound and our sense of hearing shape our daily lives, our traditions, our history, and all of existence. Featuring work by more than 20 artists, The World Is Sound juxtaposes new site-specific commissions and works by prominent contemporary sound artists with historical objects from the museum’s collection of Tibetan Buddhist art to encourage reflection on how we listen and to challenge entrenched ways of thinking.

Opening night will include an introduction by the curator, opportunities to encounter artists featured in the exhibition, cocktail specials for purchase in the K2 Lounge, and free admission to the museum from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Happy Hour runs 6:00″“7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on select beer, wine, and well drinks.

Coming with friends? Click here to learn more about group reservations.



This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund.

Image Credit
Detail of The Five Cosmogonic Elements; Folio from Ritual Empowerment Text and Illuminations of the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities of the Chonyi Bardo; Tibet; ca. 15th century Pigments on cloth; F1998.16.5.2 (HAR 68878).

Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights.