The Rubin Museum of Art is pleased to announce key exhibitions and programs in 2024, the Museum’s 20th-anniversary year. Highlights include the landmark exhibition Reimagine: Himalayan Art Now, a Museum-wide group show of over 30 contemporary artists from the Himalayan region and diaspora whose work is presented in dialogue with objects from the collection; traveling exhibitionGateway to Himalayan Art opening nationally in Florida and Ohio as part of the Rubin’s Project Himalayan Art initiative; and live programming and the Museum’s annual print and online publication, Spiral magazine, bringing together diverse voices to reframe perspectives and reimagine the world around us. In fall 2024, the Museum will announce the inaugural winner of its new Rubin Himalayan Art Prize, an award in support of contemporary artists whose practices are in dialogue with traditional Himalayan art.
The Rubin Museum of Art invites visitors to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with an afternoon of art with your family and friends. Learn about traditional Losar celebrations and this year’s zodiac animal, the kind and sensitive Water Hare. Free admission to all of the galleries during visitor hours.
The Rubin Museum of Art is thrilled to announce its schedule of exhibitions and programs in 2023. The year begins with the launch of the Rubin’s largest institutional project to date, Project Himalayan Art, an initiative to provide global access to resources promoting a broader understanding of Himalayan art. The year’s exploration of the theme Life After begins in March with the cross-cultural exhibition Death Is Not the End, which examines ideas about death and the afterlife in the art of Tibetan Buddhism and Christianity. Live programming and the seventh issue of the Rubin Museum’s annual publication, Spiral magazine, available in print and online, will further expand on these themes. Throughout the year the Rubin will host its first ever series of professional development residencies for artists, museum professionals, and scholars who live and work in the Himalayan region. And in the fall of 2023 the Buddhist monastery Itumbaha in Kathmandu, in partnership with the Rubin Museum and Lumbini University, will unveil its permanent display galleries for objects in the monastery complex.
As part of the 2018 theme, The Future, artist Chitra Ganesh will kick-off her residency on May 4th with a free celebration from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, featuring music by DJ Rekha, and the performance “Blessed Avenue” by Jacolby Satterwhite. This is exciting and pertinent programming, exploring responsibility, feminism, transformation and The Future.
Face The Future with artist, Chitra Ganesh during her fellowship at The Rubin Museum of Art.