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Verbal Description and Sensory Tours

For visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Visitors are invited to explore the exhibitionCollecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies.Collecting Paradisecelebrates Western Himalayan Buddhists as agents of their own cultural production and the important role they played in collecting and preserving the art of Kashmir that they greatly appreciated and that would come to be valued highly by western collectors in centuries to come.

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.

High-Contrast, Large-Print Labels

High-contrast, large-print labels are available for every exhibition. They can be found in binders in each gallery to assist visitors in their viewing and understanding of the exhibitions.

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Free with Reservation.

Please contact the reservations office, 212.620.5000 x319, or via email at, in advance of your visit.