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Spiral is a free publication from the Rubin Museum of Art. Our 2020 issue accompanied our yearlong exploration of impermanence.

We would like to thank the many people who have made this publication possible:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Stacy Abramson, Bishop Marc Andrus, Julia Carnahan, Jennifer DeMeritt, John Dunne, Karenna Gore, Andy Ingall, Aminta Kilawan-Narine, Jungwon Kim, Stefani Kuo, Neil Liebman, Lee Mingwei, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Jessica Neafsey, David Nichtern, Minna Packer, S. Brent Plate, Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche, Caleb Scharf, Day Schildkret, Natasha Scripture, Peter Sellars, Ann Shaftel, Taryn Simon, Christine Starkman, Julia Tejada, Elizabeth Velazquez, Thanissara Mary Weinberg, and Saskia Wilson-Brown.

We would also like to thank a generous group of donors for their support at the $5,000 level and above, as of November 15, 2019:

Akhoury Foundation

American Endowment Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation



Argo Real Estate

Bank of America

Bank of New York Mellon

Lois and Bob Baylis

Blakemore Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies


Barbara Bowman

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Lisa Cavallari

Con Edison

Daphne Hoch Cunningham and John Cunningham

Dalio Philanthropies

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

Stephen and Sharon Davies

Anne E. Delaney

Donors Trust

Noah P. Dorsky

Douglas Durst

The Edward and Elizabeth Gardner Foundation

Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

Fred Eychaner

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism

Christopher J. Fussner

Mimi Gardner Gates

Gertler & Wente Architects

Dan Gimbel of NEPC, LLC


Patricia M. Gruber

Agnes Gund

Eva and Yoel Haller

Cheryl Henson and Ed Finn

Himalayan Art Resources

Laurence Hobgood

Lisina M. Hoch

Peter L. Hutchings and Martha Wolfgang

India Tourism, New York

Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation

Darcy Katris

Gene and Terry Kaufman

Peter Louis

Margot and Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation

William E. Mayer

Gita and Sonny Mehta

Saroj and Sreedhar Menon


MultiPlan, Inc.

Museum Hack

New York Life

New York State Council on the Arts

Ann and Matt Nimetz

Nomadic Expeditions

Northern Trust

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Gerry Ohrstrom

Monika Parekh

PFK O’Connor Davies

The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation

PSquared Charitable Foundation

Ramaa and Harish Raghavan

Chandru Ramchandani

Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund

Rasika and Girish Reddy

Reddy Foundation

Basha Frost Rubin and Scott Grinsell

Shelley and Donald Rubin

Alexandra and Eric Schoenberg

Eileen Caulfield Schwab

Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Barbara and Harvey Sigelbaum

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Manoj and Rita Singh

Jesse Smith

STARR Catering Group

Studio Institute, LLC

Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram

Taipei Cultural Center in New York

Tiffany & Co.

Tiger Baron Foundation

Tulku Tsultrim Pelgyi

Vanguard Charitable

Tongtong Zhu

Image Credit
Tiger-Rider Mahakala; Tibet; late 18th”“early 19th century; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; C2002.38.2 (HAR 65192)