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Verbal Description and Sensory Tours

For visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Visitors will explore the exhibition Art with Benefits: The Drigung Tradition. Art with Benefits highlights the distinctive and varying stylesthat have characterized Drigung art over its more than 800 year history, as well as the most commonly depicted subjects and the benefits they offer, including the Buddha type “Beneficial to See,” protectresses, wrathful deities, teachers, and footprints.

About Verbal Description & Sensory Tours

The Rubin Museum offers Verbal Description and Sensory Tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted on the first Saturday of every month. These free tours, which include museum admission, are one hour in length and take visitors on a journey that weaves together the culture, history, religion, and art of the Himalayas. Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to form visualizations of the art through close, careful descriptions as well as touch objects such as sculptures, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements.

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Free with RSVP. Reservations are required as space is limited.Please contact the reservations office, 212.620.5000 x319, or via email at, in advance of your visit.