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Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now transforms the entire Museum with new commissions and existing works juxtaposed with objects from the Rubin’s collection, inviting new ways of encountering traditional Himalayan art. The exhibition features artworks by over 30 contemporary artists, many from the Himalayan region and diaspora. 

Listen to the artists discuss their work, creative process, inspiration, and more.


Amrit Karki


Bharat Rai


Bidhata K C


Charwei TSAI


Jasmine Rajbhandari


John Tsung


Jupiter Pradhan


Kabi Raj Lama


Kunsang Gyatso


Kunsang Kyirong


Losel Yauch




Manish Lal Shrestha


Meena Kayastha


Monsal Pekar


Pema (“Tintin”) Tshering


Prithvi Shrestha


Roshan Pradhan


Shraddha Shrestha


Shushank Shrestha


IMAGINE (a.k.a. Sneha Shrestha)


Sonam Dolma Brauen


Tenzin Gyurmey Dorjee


Tenzin Mingyur Paldron


Tsherin Sherpa


Uma Bista


Asha Kama Wangdi, VAST Bhutan 


Yangdzom Lama


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, 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.

Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now’s campaign is underway and the supporter list is in formation.


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