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Nepalese artist IMAGINE (a.k.a. Sneha Shrestha) created a multi-room, immersive art installation, which juxtaposes new artworks with objects from the Rubin’s collection. The work in part is a response to her feelings about ritual objects displayed out of context in a sterile museum environment. Go inside the powerful installation and watch IMAGINE share the inspirations for her work.

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is a contemporary group exhibition of 32 artists from the Himalayas, Asia, and diaspora whose artworks are presented alongside objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection. Reimagine is on view in New York City March 15–October 6, 2024, and then travels to Chicago and beyond.


Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now is supported by Bob and Lois Baylis, Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham, Noah P. Dorsky, Mimi Gardner Gates, Fred Eychaner, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC, Agnes Gund, New York Life, Matt and Ann Nimetz, Namita and Arun Saraf, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Eileen Caulfield Schwab, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, and UOVO.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image credits

IMAGINE (a.k.a Sneha Shrestha); Mending and Moving; 2023; acrylic on panel; courtesy of the artist
IMAGINE (a.k.a. Sneha Shrestha); sculpture fabricated and engineered by Black Cat Labs; Calling the Earth to Witness; 2023; acrylic on Masonite, steel; courtesy of the artist
IMAGINE (a.k.a. Sneha Shrestha); The Menu; 2023; acrylic ink on canvas; courtesy of the artist

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