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The World is Sound American Sign Language Tours

Sunday, October 15, 2017
12:30 PM–1:30 PM

The exhibition The World Is Sound encourages you tune into the world with your whole body. It 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. Christine Sun Kim, a Deaf artist whose work is featured in the exhibition, explores how sound can be represented visually and how it impacts her socially. In a similar spirit, the Rubin is offering a special American Sign Language tour, which delves into how sound goes beyond what we can hear with our ears.

The tour is open to the public and free with museum admission. Please make sure to RSVP in order to guarantee a spot. The tour is led by Deaf Guide Maleni Chaitoo. Voice interpretation will not be provided.

Enjoy complimentary tea and conversation in the museum’s Café Serai after the program.

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.

Free with Museum Admission

RSVP is required: (212) 620-5000 x319 or