The Rubin Museum of Art Celebrates the Himalayan New Year 2021



Celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year. Image courtesy Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art will be celebrating the Himalayan New Year on February 7th with a virtual, festive afternoon filled with art-making activities, baking and performances.

In addition, in the galleries, Masterworks: A Journey Through Himalayan Art will reopen on the 5th floor on January 29, 2021. This ongoing exhibition explores major strands in the development of art from the Himalayan region covering a period of more than 1,000 years.

Vaishravana, Guardian King of the North; China; 16th century; wood with lacquer and gold pigment; Rubin Museum of Art; gift from a trustee in honor of Shelley and Donald Rubin, founders of the Rubin Museum of Art; C2010.17 (HAR 69916) ~ as part of Masterworks: A Journey Through Himalayan Art

Join The Rubin Museum on Sunday, February 7th from 1:00 to 4:00pm to celebrate Losar, The Himalayan New Year, inspired by the year of the Metal Ox ~ this year’s wise and determined zodiac animal.  There will be free Museum admission for children and accompanying adults from Noon to 4:00pm.

Wangguli, Akheradza, and four other Newar artists (active mid-15th century); Four Mandalas of the Vajravali Cycle; Ngor Ewam Choden Monastery, Tsang Province, Central Tibet; ca. 1429–1456; pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; C2007.6.1 (HAR 81826); photograph by Bruce M. White ~ as part of Masterworks: A Journey Through Himalayan Art

Save the date, Thursday, February 18th for Art in Conversation for visitors with dementia and their caregivers ~ Register for this Zoom event.

Listen in on Mindfulness Meditation Online with each session inspired by a different work of art from the Rubin Museum’s collection ~ and connect with the Mindfulness Meditation Podcast.

The Rubin Museum of Art continues with virtual programming and the awesome ‘Care Package’ during the pandemic, including ‘Take Refuge in the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room’; The Lotus Effect; Tune in to the Rubin Daily Offering; Reflect and Release, and more.

The Rubin Museum of Art is located at 150 West 17th Street, NYC.